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Document ID (ISN)110671
CIS number 10-0299
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hintsa T., Hintsanen M., Jokela M., Pulkki-Råback L., Keltikangas-Järvinen L.
Title Divergent influence of different Type A dimensions on job strain and effort-reward balance
Bibliographic information Jan. 2010, Vol.52, No.1, p.1-7. 52 ref.
Abstract This study examined whether different Type A behaviour dimensions have divergent influence on work stress. The sample comprised 752 participants from the Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study. Data were collected by questionnaires. Type A behaviour was reported in subjects' adolescence and adulthood, and work stress was reported in adulthood. Work stress was measured according to Karasek's job demands-job control model and Siegrist's effort-reward imbalance (ERI). High leadership predicted lower job strain. High hard-driving predicted higher job strain. High leadership predicted lower ERI and higher reward at work. High aggression, hard-driving and eagerness-energy predicted ERI. Implications of these findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) cardiovascular diseases; psychology of work organization; character; stress factors; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) Finland; psychology and sociology; long-term study; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental stress and burnout
Psychology of work organization
Cardiovascular diseases