Journal article

Job stress and other working conditions: Relationships with smoking behaviors in a representative sample of working Australians

Samia Radi, Aleck Ostry, Anthony D LaMontagne

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL MEDICINE | WILEY | Published : 2007

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To assess the relationships between current smoking status and psychosocial working conditions. METHODS: A cross-sectional population-based telephone survey was conducted (66% response rate, N = 1,101). Job stress was measured using the demand/control, effort/reward imbalance (ERI), and job pressure models. Multiple regression modelling was conducted for smoking status (current versus non-smokers, and a more restricted analysis of current versus former-smokers) and daily smoking intensity outcomes in relation to job stress measures, working hours, shift work, and other independent variables. RESULTS: After adjustment for age, education, martial status, and hostility, high job str..

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