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Document ID (ISN)109235
CIS number 09-239
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bradley J.W.
Title Comparing the Job Strain and Job Demand-Control-Support models in direct-care disability workers: Support for support
Bibliographic information Mar. 2008, Vol.50, No.3, p.316-323. Illus. 40 ref.
Internet access 09-0239.pdf [in English]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) Australia; psychology of work organization; stress factors; health care personnel; stress studies
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; immunoglobulins; determination in saliva; prediction; questionnaire survey; statistical evaluation; mathematical models; hormone secretion
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Health care services
Psychology of work organization
Psychological factors
Mental stress and burnout