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The clustering of health-related occupational stressors among contemporary wage-earners

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In this study, it is investigated whether a typology can be imposed upon a sample of wage-earners, based on their exposure to a broad number of occupational stressors: quantitative, emotional, and physical demands, repetitive movements, atypical schedules, low job control, relationships with superiors, job insecurity, and bullying behaviour. Also associations between this typology and measures of emotional problems (EP) and musculoskeletal complaints (MC) are tested. Logistic regression and a latent class cluster analysis are performed on a representative sample of 10,074 Flemish (Belgian) employees. Five clusters are revealed: olow stresso, ohigh stresso, omanual-passiveo, ohuman contacto, and ohigh demando. These clusters are showing a clear socioeconomic distribution and distinct associations with EP and MCwith the ohigh stress clustero being the most problematic. Health-damaging occupational stress clusters are prevalent at both higher and lower socioeconomic positions. This is suggesting a complex relationship between occupational stressors and socioeconomic health variations.
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Belgium, Emotional problems, Latent class cluster analysis, Musculoskeletal complaints, Occupational stress, Wage-earners, PSYCHOSOCIAL WORKING-CONDITIONS, GENDER-ROLE ATTITUDES, CONTROL-SUPPORT-MODEL, JOB DEMANDS, PRECARIOUS EMPLOYMENT, NEGATIVE AFFECTIVITY, MENTAL-HEALTH, ENVIRONMENT, POPULATION, BURNOUT

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Vanroelen, Christophe, Fred Louckx, Guy Moors, and Katia Levecque. 2010. “The Clustering of Health-related Occupational Stressors Among Contemporary Wage-earners.” European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology 19 (6): 654–674.
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Vanroelen, C., Louckx, F., Moors, G., & Levecque, K. (2010). The clustering of health-related occupational stressors among contemporary wage-earners. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF WORK AND ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY, 19(6), 654–674.
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Vanroelen C, Louckx F, Moors G, Levecque K. The clustering of health-related occupational stressors among contemporary wage-earners. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF WORK AND ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY. 2010;19(6):654–74.
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Vanroelen, Christophe et al. “The Clustering of Health-related Occupational Stressors Among Contemporary Wage-earners.” EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF WORK AND ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 19.6 (2010): 654–674. Print.
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  abstract     = {In this study, it is investigated whether a typology can be imposed upon a sample of wage-earners, based on their exposure to a broad number of occupational stressors: quantitative, emotional, and physical demands, repetitive movements, atypical schedules, low job control, relationships with superiors, job insecurity, and bullying behaviour. Also associations between this typology and measures of emotional problems (EP) and musculoskeletal complaints (MC) are tested. Logistic regression and a latent class cluster analysis are performed on a representative sample of 10,074 Flemish (Belgian) employees. Five clusters are revealed: olow stresso, ohigh stresso, omanual-passiveo, ohuman contacto, and ohigh demando. These clusters are showing a clear socioeconomic distribution and distinct associations with EP and MCwith the ohigh stress clustero being the most problematic. Health-damaging occupational stress clusters are prevalent at both higher and lower socioeconomic positions. This is suggesting a complex relationship between occupational stressors and socioeconomic health variations.},
  author       = {Vanroelen, Christophe and Louckx, Fred and Moors, Guy and Levecque, Katia},
  issn         = {1359-432X},
  journal      = {EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF WORK AND ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY},
  keywords     = {Belgium,Emotional problems,Latent class cluster analysis,Musculoskeletal complaints,Occupational stress,Wage-earners,PSYCHOSOCIAL WORKING-CONDITIONS,GENDER-ROLE ATTITUDES,CONTROL-SUPPORT-MODEL,JOB DEMANDS,PRECARIOUS EMPLOYMENT,NEGATIVE AFFECTIVITY,MENTAL-HEALTH,ENVIRONMENT,POPULATION,BURNOUT},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {654--674},
  title        = {The clustering of health-related occupational stressors among contemporary wage-earners},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13594320903043393},
  volume       = {19},
  year         = {2010},
}

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