Articles & Research Abstracts
Job demands, job control, and mental health in an 11-year follow-up study: Normal and reversed relationships
|Publication Date||October 2009|
|Author||Dalgard, O. S., Sorensen, T., Sandanger, I., Nygard, J. F., Svensson, E., & Reas, D. L.|
|Source||Work & Stress|
|Source Type||Journal Article|
This study provides an 11-year follow up to a study focusing on the demand-control model of stress and mental health. Results revealed that low job control had a negative effect on mental health, especially when it was coupled with high demands (i.e., high-stress jobs). Interaction effects revealed subsequently that higher levels of job control can provide a buffer from the negative effects of high job demands. Interestingly, job demands alone were not predictive of mental health.
|Keywords||demands-control model; mental health; reversed causal model; work-related stress|
Dalgard, O. S., Sorensen, T., Sandanger, I., Nygard, J. F., Svensson, E., & Reas, D. L. (2009). Job demands, job control, and mental health in an 11-year follow-up study: Normal and reversed relationships. Work & Stress, 23, 284 – 296.