Workplace Stress What Is the Role of Positive Mental Health?
Kathryn Page, Allison J Milner, Angela Martin, Gavin Turrell, Billie Giles-Corti, Anthony D LaMontagne
JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2014
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether positive mental health (PMH)-a positively focused well-being construct-moderates the job stress-distress relationship. METHODS: Longitudinal regression was used to test two waves of matched, population-level data from a sample of older, working Australian adults (n = 3291) to see whether PMH modified the relationship between work stress and later psychological distress. RESULTS: Time 1 work stress was positively associated with distress at both time points. Positive mental health was negatively associated with work stress at both time points. Positive mental health modified the impact of work stress on psychological distress. This effect only occurred for those ..View full abstract
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Dr Turrell is supported by an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Senior Research Fellowship (#1003710). Dr LaMontagne is supported by Centre grant funding from the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation, Melbourne, Australia (#15732). Dr Giles-Corti is supported by an NHMRC Principal Research Fellowship (#1004900) and Centre grant funding from the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation, Melbourne, Australia (#15732). Drs Page and Milner are supported by an NHMRC Capacity Building grant (#546248).