Journal article

Job Stressors and Employment Precarity as Risks for Thoughts About Suicide: An Australian Study Using the Ten to Men Cohort

Allison Milner, Anthony D LaMontagne, Matthew J Spittal, Jane Pirkis, Dianne Currier

ANNALS OF WORK EXPOSURES AND HEALTH | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2018

Abstract

Aims: Past research suggests that adverse experiences at work (such as job stressors and precarious employment) are associated with thoughts about suicide, especially among males. A limitation of this research is that it is largely cross-sectional. Thus, it is unknown whether job stressors are a prior cause of thoughts about suicide. This study examined the baseline association between adverse experiences at work and thoughts about suicide at follow-up in a large nationally representative cohort of employed men. Methods: We used data from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Male Health (Ten to Men). The outcome was thoughts about suicide in the prior 12 months (reported in wave 2) and the k..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The Australian Longitudinal Study on Male Health is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health. Allison Milner is funded by a Victorian Health and Medical Fellowship. The authors declare no conflict of interest relating to the material presented in this Article. Its contents, including any opinions, and/or conclusions expressed, are solely those of the authors.