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Job strain predicts survey response in healthcare industry workers.

Authors
Cifuentes-M; Boyer-J; Gore-R; d'Errico-A; Scollin-P; Tessler-J; Lerner-; Kriebel-D; Punnett-L; Slatin-C
Source
Am J Ind Med 2008 Apr; 51(4):281-289
NIOSHTIC No.
20034057
Abstract
OBJECTIVES: To examine the effect of job strain on survey response. METHODS: 1,613 health care workers received a self-administered questionnaire. Thirty percent of them completed the survey on personal time without any personal monetary compensation. Working conditions were extracted by job title from the national database O*NET 6.0. Job strain was defined as the ratio of job demands to job control. Two complementary models (multi-level logistic and binomial pseudo Poisson regressions) were used to model individual survey response as a function of individual level demographic variables (age and gender), job-level socioeconomic status (SES) and job strain, and facility type (third level). RESULTS: Survey response was associated with higher SES and with less job strain. The association of SES and survey response was mediated by job strain. CONCLUSION: Employees' exposure to job strain may be an important influence on survey response, at least for workers who are not compensated for their time in completing a survey.
Keywords
Health-care; Health-care-personnel; Health-services; Physicians; Work-analysis; Work-environment; Work-practices; Statistical-analysis; Sociological-factors; Analytical-methods; Analytical-processes; Psychological-adaptation; Psychological-responses; Psychological-effects; Psychological-factors; Psychological-reactions; Sociological-factors; Work-environment; Work-practices; Quantitative-analysis; Questionnaires; Job-stress; Stress
Contact
Manuel Cifuentes, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Work Environment, Lowell, Massachusetts 01854
CODEN
AJIMD8
Publication Date
20080401
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
Manuel_Cifuentes@nml.edu
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2008
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-007381
Issue of Publication
4
ISSN
0271-3586
Source Name
American Journal of Industrial Medicine
State
MA
Performing Organization
University of Massachusetts - Lowell
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