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Psychosocial job stressors and mental health: The potential moderating role of emotion regulation

Available Online https://doi.org/10.1097/JOM.0000000000001416
Publication Date October 2018
Author Lay San Too and Peter Butterworth
Source Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Source Type Journal Article
Summary

This article investigates the moderating role of emotion regulation on the relationship between psychosocial job stressors and psychological distress. The results indicate that low fairness and low control at work led to greater psychological distress, which was stronger for individuals with lower cognitive reappraisal. In addition, high psychosocial job demands were positively related to psychological distress, which was stronger for individuals with higher expressive suppression. The article concludes that emotion regulation is an important factor for managing mental health within stressful workplaces.

Keywords cognitive reappraisal, expressive suppression, job control, job demands, job fairness, job insecurity, psychological distress
Reference

San Too, L., & Butterworth, P. (2018). Psychosocial job stressors and mental health: The potential moderating role of emotion regulation. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 60(10), e518-e524. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000001416

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