Does work really cause distress? The contribution of occupational structure and work organization to the experience of psychological distress.

@article{Marchand2005DoesWR,
  title={Does work really cause distress? The contribution of occupational structure and work organization to the experience of psychological distress.},
  author={Alain Marchand and Andr{\'e}e Demers and Pierre J. Durand},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={61 1},
  pages={1-14}
}
This research examines the specific contribution of occupation and work organization conditions on psychological distress, based on a representative sample of 9501 workers in 419 occupations in Quebec, Canada. Multilevel regression models show that occupational structure accounts for 0.8% of variation in psychological distress. Among the constraints and resources related to work organization condition, physical and psychological demands, irregular schedules, and workplace harassment emerge as… CONTINUE READING