Journal article

Psychosocial job quality, mental health, and subjective wellbeing: a cross-sectional analysis of the baseline wave of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Male Health

Anthony D LaMontagne, Allison Milner, Lauren Krnjacki, Marisa Schlichthorst, Anne Kavanagh, Kathryn Page, Jane Pirkis

BMC PUBLIC HEALTH | BIOMED CENTRAL LTD | Published : 2016

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Employment status and working conditions are strong determinants of male health, and are therefore an important focus in the Australian Longitudinal Study on Male Health (Ten to Men). In this paper, we describe key work variables included in Ten to Men, and present analyses relating psychosocial job quality to mental health and subjective wellbeing at baseline. METHODS: A national sample of males aged 10 to 55 years residing in private dwellings was drawn using a stratified multi-stage cluster random sample design. Data were collected between October 2013 and July 2014 for a cohort of 15,988 males, representing a response fraction of 35 %. This analysis was restricted to 18-55 ye..

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