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Document ID (ISN)112321
CIS number 12-0344
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Sapp A.L., Kawachi I., Sorensen G., LaMontagne A.D., Subramanian S.V.
Title Does workplace social capital buffer the effects of job stress? A cross-sectional, multilevel analysis of cigarette smoking among U.S. manufacturing workers
Bibliographic information July 2010, Vol.52, No.7, p.740-750. 94 ref.
Internet access Does_workplace_social_capital_[BUY_THIS_ARTICLE] [in English]
Abstract The objective of this study was to investigate whether workplace social capital buffers the association between job stress and smoking status. As part of a broader study on cancer prevention in small enterprises, interviewer-administered questionnaires were completed by 1740 workers and 288 managers in 26 manufacturing firms. Social capital was assessed by multiple items measured at the individual level among workers and contextual level among managers. Job stress was operationalized by the demand-control model. Multilevel logistic regression was used to estimate associations between job stressors and smoking and test for effect modification by social capital measures. Workplace social capital (both summary measures) buffered associations between high job demands and smoking. One compositional item, worker trust in managers, buffered associations between job strain and smoking. Implications of these findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) USA; small enterprises; smoking; psychology of work organization; manufacturing industries; stress factors
Descriptors (secondary) labour-management relations; human relations; statistical evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Psychology of work organization
Small and medium-sized enterprises