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Document ID (ISN)108813
CIS number 08-1479
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) R°vik J.O., Tyssen R., Hem E., Gude T., Ekeberg ě., Moum T., Vaglum P.
Title Job stress in young physicians with an emphasis on the work-home interface: A nine-year, nationwide and longitudinal study of its course and predictors
Bibliographic information Oct. 2007, Vol.45, No.5, p.662-671. Illus. 46 ref.
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Abstract This longitudinal study explored the risk factors and outcomes of early career job-stress among physicians in Norway by means of mail surveys. Physicians graduating from Norwegian universities in 1993-94 responded during their final year of medical school, during their internship, in their fourth postgraduate year and in their tenth postgraduate year. Stress relating to the work-home interference increased during the observation period, whereas stress relating to emotional pressure, time pressure and fear of complaints and criticism decreased. Stress relating to the work-home interference increased during their early career, mainly due to long work hours and an increased number of children. Neuroticism, conscientiousness and lack of support from partners and colleagues appeared to be predictive of this stress.
Descriptors (primary) Norway; hospitals; young persons; stress factors; health care personnel
Descriptors (secondary) non-occupational factors; long-term study; stress studies; psychology of work organization
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNorway
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Health care services
Mental stress and burnout