Explaining employees' health care costs: a prospective examination of stressful job demands, personal control, and physiological reactivity.

@article{Ganster2001ExplainingEH,
  title={Explaining employees' health care costs: a prospective examination of stressful job demands, personal control, and physiological reactivity.},
  author={Daniel C. Ganster and Mary Lou Fox and Deborah J. Dwyer},
  journal={The Journal of applied psychology},
  year={2001},
  volume={86 5},
  pages={954-64}
}
The authors tested the ability of stressful demands and personal control in the workplace to predict employees' subsequent health care costs in a sample of 105 full-time nurses. Both subjective and objective measures of workload demands interacted with personal control perceptions in predicting the cumulative health care costs over the ensuing 5-year period. Tonic elevations in salivary cortisol, moreover, mediated the effects of demands and control on health care costs. Neither the job demands… CONTINUE READING

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