A longitudinal study of work-related psychosocial factors and injuries: Implications for the aging United States workforce.

TitleA longitudinal study of work-related psychosocial factors and injuries: Implications for the aging United States workforce.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsBaidwan, NKaur, Gerberich, SG, Kim, H, Ryan, A, Church, T, Capistrant, B
JournalAmerican Journal of Industrial Medicine
Volume62
Issue3
Pagination212-221
ISSN Number1097-0274
KeywordsEmployment and Labor Force, Psychosocial, Risk Factors
Abstract

Introduction: This study aimed to identify psychosocial work factors that may individually or, in combination, influence injury outcomes among aging United States (U.S.) workers. Methods: Data from the U.S. Health and Retirement Study (HRS) of 3305 working adults, aged 50 years and above, were used to identify associations between work-related psychosocial factors and injury incidence from 2006 to 2014, using adjusted incidence rate ratios. Results: Employees perceiving their work as high in psychological and physical demands/efforts, low in support, and rewards, compared to those in workplaces with low demands, high support, and high rewards, had a risk of injury two times greater. Males, compared with females, had a greater risk for injuries when interactions among several psychosocial work-related factors were modeled. Conclusions: The fact that important gender-based differences emerged when interactions among the psychosocial factors and injury were modeled, suggests opportunities for further research and potential interventions to enhance the working environment.

DOI10.1002/ajim.22945
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Alternate JournalAm. J. Ind. Med.
Citation Key9991
PubMed ID30675734
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