Psychosocial job characteristics as predictors of overall health: Results from a community-based cross-sectional study conducted in southeast Texas in 2001 and 2002
Stress at the workplace exposes people to increased risk for poor physical and/or mental health. Recently psychological and social disadvantages have been proven to place the worker at risk for mental or physical health outcomes. The overall purpose of this study was to study full time employed study subjects and (1) describe the various psychosocial job characteristics in a population of low income individuals stratified by race/ethnicity residing in Houston and Brownsville, Texas and (2) examine the associations between psychosocial job characteristics and physical, mental, and self rated health. It was observed that having a low level of education is associated with having very little or no control, security, and social support at the workplace. Being Mexican American was associated with having good job control, job security, job social support and having a less demanding job. Furthermore, the psychosocial job characteristics were associated with mental health outcomes but not with physical and self rated health.
Occupational safety|Social psychology|Public health|Hispanic Americans
Perez, Norma A, "Psychosocial job characteristics as predictors of overall health: Results from a community-based cross-sectional study conducted in southeast Texas in 2001 and 2002" (2007). Texas Medical Center Dissertations (via ProQuest). AAI3290033.