Journal article

Do psychosocial job stressors influence mental health service use? Evidence from an Australian cohort

Allison Milner, Dennis Petrie, Anthony D LaMontagne, Peter Butterworth

Occupational and Environmental Medicine | BMJ Publishing Group | Published : 2019

Abstract

Objectives There is strong evidence of a relationship between psychosocial job stressors and mental health at the population level. There has been no longitudinal research on whether the experience of job stressors is also associated with greater mental health service use. We seek to fill this gap. Methods The Household Income Labour Dynamics in Australia survey cohort was used to assess the relationship between exposure to self-reported psychosocial job quality and reporting attendance at a mental health professional during the past 12 months. We adjusted for time-varying and time-invariant confounders. The study was conducted in 2009 and 2013. Results In the random effects logistic re..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council's Discovery Early Career Awards funding scheme


Awarded by ARC Future Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

AM was supported by a Victorian Health and Medical Research Fellowship. No financial disclosures were reported by the authors of this paper. DP was supported under Australian Research Council's Discovery Early Career Awards funding scheme (project DE150100309). PB supported by ARC Future Fellowship (FT130101444) and a University of Melbourne Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Research Fellowship.