Job strain and leisure-time physical activity in female and male public sector employees.

@article{Kouvonen2005JobSA,
  title={Job strain and leisure-time physical activity in female and male public sector employees.},
  author={Anne Kouvonen and Mika Kivim{\"a}ki and Marko Elovainio and Marianna Virtanen and Anne Linna and Jussi Vahtera},
  journal={Preventive medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={41 2},
  pages={532-9}
}
BACKGROUND High work stress could decrease physical activity but the evidence of the relationship has remained equivocal. The present study examined the association between job strain and leisure-time physical activity in a large sample of employees. METHODS Cross-sectional data related to a cohort of 46,573 Finnish public sector employees aged 17-64 years. Job strain was measured by questions derived from Karasek's Demand/Control model. Leisure-time physical activity was defined using… CONTINUE READING
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