Objective:The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between both psychosocial and organizational working conditions with self-reported mental health and mental health expenditures.Methods:This study used worker survey and medical claims data from a sample of 1594 patient-care workers from the Boston Hospital Workers Health Study (BHWHS) to assess the relationship of psychosocial (job demands, decision latitude, supervisor support, coworker support) and organizational (job flexibility, people-oriented culture) working conditions with mental health outcomes using validated toolsResults:People-oriented culture and coworker support were negatively correlated with psychological distress and were predictive of lower expenditures in mental health services. Job demands were positively correlated with psychological distress.Conclusions:Working conditions that promote trustful relationships and a cooperative work environment may render sustainable solutions to prevent ill mental health.
|Journal of occupational and environmental medicine
|Published - Dec 1 2019
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health