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Document ID (ISN)111702
CIS number 11-0374
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lilley R., LaMontagne A.D., Firth H.
Title Combined exposures to workplace psychosocial stressors: Relationships with mental health in a sample of NZ cleaners and clerical workers
Bibliographic information 2011, Vol.54, p.405-409. 25 ref.
Abstract A combined measure of two common psychosocial stressors, called job pressure has previously been shown to be strongly associated with poor mental health in high status workers. This study tests the generalizability of this association to lower status workers. A national random cross-sectional sample of 596 cleaners and clerical workers was obtained from the New Zealand electoral roll by occupational title. Cross-sectional data on job stressors, demographics, and mental health were collected by computer-assisted telephone interviews. Combined exposure to low job control, high job demands and job insecurity (high job pressure) was associated with markedly elevated odds (13-fold or higher) of poor mental health after adjustment for age, sex, occupation, and education.
Descriptors (primary) New Zealand; psychology of work organization; mental health; stress factors; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) psychology and sociology; cross-sectional study; statistical evaluation; terms of employment
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental health
Psychology of work organization
Office work
Cleaning work