Work-life imbalance and mental health among male and female employees in Switzerland

  title={Work-life imbalance and mental health among male and female employees in Switzerland},
  author={Oliver H{\"a}mmig and Georg Friedrich Bauer},
  journal={International Journal of Public Health},
  • O. HämmigG. Bauer
  • Published 26 February 2009
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • International Journal of Public Health
ObjectivesTo investigate the prevalence and mental health effects of an unequal work-life balance (WLB) including potential gender differences.MethodsA cross-sectional study based on a representative sample of the Swiss employed population aged 20 to 64 (women: n = 1661; men: n = 1591).ResultsBased on a single-item measure, more than every seventh employee in Switzerland indicated major difficulties combining work and private life. In certain socio-demographic categories, up to 30% showed such… 

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