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Document ID (ISN)70088
CIS number 97-2106
ISSN - Serial title 0143-005X - Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
Year 1997
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Roberts H., et al.
Title Unemployment and health: The quality of social support among residents in the Trent region of England
Bibliographic information Feb. 1997, Vol.51, No.1, p.41-45. 35 ref.
Abstract In a lifestyle survey of 6,987 economically active individuals, of whom 9.9% were unemployed, the unemployed reported poorer quality of social support than employed persons on the three key elements examined: practical support, help with solving problems, and emotional support. Unemployment and lack of social support had independent and deleterious effects on perceptions of general health and mental health. This relationship between unemployment and poorer quality of social support may help to explain some of the increased morbidity and mortality experienced by this group, especially in relation to mental health.
Descriptors (primary) mental health; social aspects; unemployment
Descriptors (secondary) United Kingdom; questionnaire survey; state of health
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