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Could better jobs improve mental health? A prospective study of change in work conditions and mental health in mid-age adults

Strazdins, Lyndall; D'Souza, Rennie; Clements, Mark; Broom, Dorothy; Berry, Helen; Rodgers, Bryan


Objectives: To investigate the extent improvement or deterioration in employee job security, control or workload is associated with a change in mental health. Design Self-report panel data (2000, 2004) on mental health (symptoms of depression and generalised anxiety) and job demands, control and insecurity. Changes in exposures and outcomes were calculated by subtracting wave 1 from wave 2 scores. Changes in mental health were regressed onto changes in work conditions, adjusting for...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
DOI: 10.1136/jech.2009.093732


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