Wang, S and Sanderson, K and Dwyer, T and Venn, A and Gall, SL, Job stress in young adults is associated with a range of poorer health behaviours in the Childhood Determinants of Adult Health (CDAH) study, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 60, (3) pp. e117-e125. ISSN 1076-2752 (2018) [Refereed Article]
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Methods: Cross-sectional analyses using multivariable regression models of the association between the Effort Reward Imbalance (ERI) scale and health behaviours (smoking, alcohol consumption, diet, physical activity and BMI) both individually and co-occurring (0-3 versus 4-5 behaviours) were undertaken. Covariates included sociodemographics, personality and life events.
Results: Greater ERI was associated with a significantly lower prevalence of having co-occurring healthy behaviours and poorer diets in both sexes. Higher ERI was also associated greater physical inactivity and sedentary behaviour in men and smoking, high alcohol consumption and more pedometer-measured physical activity in women.
Conclusion: Job stress at work was associated with a range of unhealthy behaviours, which may explain the higher chronic disease associated with job stress.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||stress, young adults, Childhood Determinants of Adult Health Study, health behaviours|
|Research Division:||Medical and Health Sciences|
|Research Group:||Public Health and Health Services|
|Research Field:||Mental Health|
|Objective Group:||Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)|
|Objective Field:||Behaviour and Health|
|UTAS Author:||Wang, S (Miss Wang)|
|UTAS Author:||Sanderson, K (Associate Professor Kristy Sanderson)|
|UTAS Author:||Dwyer, T (Professor Terry Dwyer)|
|UTAS Author:||Venn, A (Professor Alison Venn)|
|UTAS Author:||Gall, SL (Associate Professor Seana Gall)|
|Year Published:||2018 (online first 2017)|
|Web of Science® Times Cited:||2|
|Deposited By:||Menzies Institute for Medical Research|
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