Background There is evidence that occupational factors that cause psychological strain can affect physical and mental health, but findings are not consistent.
Methods Work satisfaction was used as a convenient global index of job-related psychological strain.
Relationships with general, physical and emotional health, appraised by the use of questions, were examined in workers aged >=50 years in a longitudinal community health study in Jerusalem.
Results Positive associations were found both in 1975-1976 and in 1985-1987, with age, origin, education, sex and other variables controlled.
The odds ratio in favour of poor general health was 2.8 times as high in dissatisfied workers as in very satisfied ones.
Mots-clés Pascal : Santé, Homme, Satisfaction professionnelle, Epidémiologie, Israël, Etude longitudinale, Etude transversale, Age, Asie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health, Human, Job satisfaction, Epidemiology, Israel, Follow up study, Cross sectional study, Age, Asia
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Cote : 94-0261609
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.