Thesis / Dissertation

A study of the effect of adverse psychosocial work stressors on health and mortality

Yamna Taouk, Matthew Spittal (ed.)

Published : 2021

Abstract

The working environment is central in the lives of individuals in employment, influencing health outcomes including psychological and physical well-being. Psychosocial work stressors are common exposures in the workplace and are important and modifiable determinants of health and health behaviours. There is broad agreement in the literature that exposure to adverse psychosocial work stressors, such as high job demands, low job control, low job security and high effort-reward imbalance are associated with poor health outcomes. All of these exposures are, in turn, associated with unhealthy behaviours such as smoking, alcohol consumption, poor diet and inactivity, and to the development of hype..

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