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Document ID (ISN)69834
CIS number 97-1751
ISSN - Serial title 0022-1465 - Journal of Health and Social Behavior
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Roxburgh S.
Title Gender differences in work and well-being: Effects of exposure and vulnerability
Bibliographic information Sep. 1996, Vol.37, p.265-277. Illus. 45 ref.
Abstract A job stress model for evaluating the differential exposure and vulnerability of men and women to job stressors was tested on 994 Canadian employees. The analysis considered the direct and moderating effects of occupational self-direction, job demands and co-worker social support on distress. Results indicated that women are more vulnerable than men to the effects of perceived job demands and to the degree of routinization in the job. Possible explanations include the additive effects of work and home demands on women's well-being, and the different approaches adopted by men in coping with routinization.
Descriptors (primary) job dissatisfaction; mental stress; social aspects; sex-linked differences; women
Descriptors (secondary) Canada; questionnaire survey; hours of work; monotonous work
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Psychological factors
Mental stress and burnout