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Document ID (ISN)108144
CIS number 08-737
ISSN - Serial title 0267-8373 - Work and Stress
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Sun J., Wang S., Zhang J.Q., Li W.
Title Assessing the cumulative effects of stress: The association between job stress and allostatic load in a large sample of Chinese employees
Bibliographic information Oct.-Dec. 2007, Vol.21, No.4, p.333-347. Illus. 53 ref.
Abstract Allostatic load (AL) is an index that is derived from a set of biological measures for assessing chronic stress. In this study, a 13-parameter index was used to examine the relationship between job strain and AL. Participants were 1219 healthy Chinese employees. Job strain was measured using the Job Content Questionnaire, and AL was assessed by various stress responses, including blood pressure, cholesterol, indicators of glucose metabolism, and hormone and inflammation markers. AL in the high job strain group differed sharply from that in the low job strain group. AL was positively associated with age and educational level. Analyses indicated that decision latitude and job demands were significantly related to AL. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) psychology of work organization; exposure tests; risk factors; stress factors
Descriptors (secondary) China; cholesterol; mental workload; determination in blood; questionnaire survey; stress studies; age-linked differences; blood pressure
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceChina
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental stress and burnout
Psychology of work organization
Psychological factors
Biological monitoring