ERIC Number: ED227400
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Interrelationship between Reported Health, Anxiety, Job Satisfaction, and Shiftwork.
Deloney, Julia R.; Schroeder, David J.
Research has shown that stress and anxiety are significant correlates of perceived health, but the effects of job difficulty and job satisfaction are unclear. To study the effect of shift work, job satisfaction, and difficulty and anxiety on reported health, 6,281 electronics technicians, engineers, and support staff completed surveys of demographic variables and subjective ratings of job difficulty, job satisfaction, and health, and a state-trait anxiety inventory. Data analyses showed that while global measures of job satisfaction, job difficulty, and shift schedule did little to increase the prediction of health, some items made a contribution; specific indicators included inability to sleep well, increased daily tiredness, satisfaction with working conditions, and educational level. As expected, age was a prominent indicator. Results also revealed that both state and trait anxiety predicted general health, but did not differentiate whether state of health was due to anxiety or anxiety was due to health. A further study to incorporate both job-related and nonjob-related characteristics and their relationships to trait anxiety is needed. (JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Shift Work
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (90th, Washington, DC, August 23-27, 1982).