August/September 2010 (vol. 07/2)

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Psychosocial work environment

A systematic review examines the contribution that the psychosocial work environment makes to the incidence of stress-related disorders. There is strong evidence that stress-related disorders are predicted by: high job demands; low job control; low co-worker support; low supervisor support; low procedural justice; low relational justice; and high effort–reward imbalance. There is some evidence (from one study) for a link between emotional demands and stress related disorders in men, but not in women, some evidence (one study) that job insecurity is a risk factor in men but not in women, and some evidence (one study) that repetitive work is not a risk factor for developing stress-related disorders.

Occupational Medicine 2010; 60: 277–286.


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