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Measure: Job Strain   #211200


This measure is a questionnaire that assesses how much stress a person experiences in their job.


This measure can be used to assess how much stress a respondent experiences at work by assessing work demands and the extent to which workers can use their skills and discretion on the job. Many studies suggest that jobs that offer little decision latitude and high levels of demands are associated with cardiovascular disease and indicators of mental health such as anxiety and depression (Karasek et al., 1998; Landsbergis et al., 1994).



Work-related stress, demand-control model, job stress, job control, Job Content Questionnaire, JCQ, proprietary, social environments

Measure Release Date: May 31, 2016

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