|Document ID (ISN)||109235|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Comparing the Job Strain and Job Demand-Control-Support models in direct-care disability workers: Support for support
||Mar. 2008, Vol.50, No.3, p.316-323. Illus. 40 ref.
||09-0239.pdf [in English]
||This study evaluated the relationship of physiological indices of stress (cortisol and salivary immunoglobulin A) to the job strain and the job demand-control-support models. A sample of 98 direct-care disability workers completed the Maslach Burnout Inventory and the Job Content Questionnaire. In addition, participants' morning saliva samples were analyzed for cortisol and immunoglobulin A concentration levels. The job strain and job demand-control-support models were tested using structural equation modelling. The job demand-control-support model successfully fitted with the data and was able to predict physiological outcomes; the job strain model did not. Salivary immunoglobulin A levels were predicted more successfully than the cortisol levels.
||Australia; psychology of work organization; stress factors; health care personnel; stress studies
||subjective assessment; immunoglobulins; determination in saliva; prediction; questionnaire survey; statistical evaluation; mathematical models; hormone secretion
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Australia|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
||Health care services
Psychology of work organization
Mental stress and burnout