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Document ID (ISN)107682
CIS number 08-237
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ahola K., Honkonen T., Kivimäki M., Virtanen M., Isometsä E., Aromaa A., Lönnqvist J.
Title Contribution of burnout to the association between job strain and depression: The Health 2000 study
Bibliographic information Oct. 2006, Vol.48, No.10, p.1023-1030. 57 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to investigate the contribution of burnout to the association between job strain and depression. A representative sample of 3270 Finnish employees aged 30 to 64 years responded to the Maslach Burnout Inventory General Survey and the Beck Depression Inventory and participated in an interview based on the Composite International Diagnostic Questionnaire. High strain compared with low strain was associated with 7.4 times higher odds of burnout, 3.8 times higher odds of depressive symptoms and 1.7 times higher odds of depressive disorders. The risk for depressive symptoms and for depressive disorders of high strain was reduced by 69% or more after adjusting for burnout. Burnout is strongly related to job strain and may in part mediate the association between job strain and depression.
Descriptors (primary) depressive neurosis; psychology of work organization; risk factors; stress factors; mental health
Descriptors (secondary) Finland; symptoms; statistical evaluation; questionnaire survey; cross-sectional study; mental workload
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFinland
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental health
Psychology of work organization
Psychological factors
Mental stress and burnout