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Document ID (ISN)69272
CIS number 97-1048
ISSN - Serial title 0267-8373 - Work and Stress
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Warr P.
Title A conceptual framework for the study of work and mental health
Bibliographic information Apr.-June 1994, Vol.8, No.2, p.84-97. Illus. 45 ref.
Abstract The key features which influence mental health both in jobs and in unemployment are discussed and are incorporated into a general framework for the study of work, unemployment and mental health. Three principal axes of affective well-being are identified, and it is suggested that nine environmental features are of primary importance. The impact of these features on mental health is viewed as analogous to the influence of vitamins on physical health. This 'vitamin model' is extended to permit examination of individual variables, and some empirical evidence is presented. The model provides a broad conceptual framework to guide more specific thinking.
Descriptors (primary) mental health; unemployment; conditions of work
Descriptors (secondary) theoretical analysis; individual variables
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental health
Psychological factors