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Job Strain, Job Insecurity, and Health: Rethinking the Relationship

Strazdins, Lyndall; D'Souza, Rennie; Lim, Lynette; Broom, Dorothy; Rodgers, Bryan


Job strain (high demands and low control) is a widely used measure of work stress. The authors introduce a new way of looking at work stress by combining job strain with job insecurity, a combination increasingly prevalent in contemporary economies, using data from a cross-sectional survey (N = 1,188) of mid-aged Australian managers and professionals. Those reporting both strain and insecurity showed markedly higher odds for mental and physical health problems (depression: odds ratio [OR]...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Occupational Health Psychology
DOI: 10.1037/1076-8998.9.4.296


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