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Job stress in Young Adults is Associated with a Range of Poorer Health Behaviours in the Childhood Determinants of Adult Health (CDAH) Study

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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, (November) pp. 1-33. ISSN 1076-2752 (2017) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1097/JOM.0000000000001234

Abstract

Objective: To examine job stress and health behaviours, including their co-occurrence, in Australians aged 31-41 year assessed in 2009-11.

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 Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Mental Health
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Objective Field:Behaviour and Health
Author:Wang, S (Miss Wang)
Author:Sanderson, K (Associate Professor Kristy Sanderson)
Author:Dwyer, T (Professor Terry Dwyer)
Author:Venn, A (Professor Alison Venn)
Author:Gall, SL (Dr Seana Gall)
ID Code:124222
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2018-02-14
Last Modified:2018-02-15
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