Journal article

All-cause mortality and the time-varying effects of psychosocial work stressors: A retrospective cohort study using the HILDA survey

Yamna Taouk, Matthew J Spittal, Allison J Milner, Anthony D LaMontagne



The effects of poor-quality work (high job demands, low job control, job insecurity, and effort-reward imbalance) are harmful to health but it isn’t clear whether exposure to these psychosocial work stressors over time translates into increased risk of mortality. Objective We investigated the effect of time-varying psychosocial work stressors on mortality using data from a longitudinal cohort of working Australians by examining association between job control, job demands, job insecurity, unfair pay overtime and all-cause mortality. We examined whether gender modified these relationships. Methods Over 20,000 participants from the Household Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia survey wit..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council Future Fellowship - Australian Government

Funding Acknowledgements

This study was supported in part by an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship provided by the Australian Commonwealth Government to Yamna Taouk. Allison J. Milner was funded by a Victorian Health and Medical Research Fellowship. Matthew J. Spittal is a recipient of an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (project number FT180100075) funded by the Australian Government. The funding sources had no role in the design or conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; or preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript. including the decision to submit for publication.