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Work-family conflict and mental disorders in the United States: cross-sectional findings from The National Comorbidity Survey

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Publication Date February 2007
Author JianLi Wang, Tracie O. Afifi, Brian Cox, Jitender Sareen
Source American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Source Type Journal Article
Summary

This article uses data from the National Comorbidity Survey to examine the negative consequences of work-family conflict on workers’ health and productivity. When comparing participants who reported low vs. high work-family conflict, those who reported greater levels had a significantly higher prevalence of mental disorders and substance use disorders over a 1-month period. Working hours and domestic roles were not important in these findings.

Keywords Work-family conflict, Mental disorders, Workplace mental health, Cross-sectional, NCS
Reference

Wang, J., Afifi, T. O., Cox, B., Sareen, J. (2007). Work-family conflict and mental disorders in the United States: cross-sectional findings from The National Comorbidity Survey. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 50(2), 143-149.

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