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Associations between being 'locked-in' and health - an epidemiological study

Aronsson, Gunnar ; Taloyan, Marina ; Westerlund, Hugo and Östergren, Per Olof LU (2019) In Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies 9(3). p.71-85
Abstract

Objective. The aim of this study was to investigate associations between an individual's level of perceived control over labor market position (locked-in and not locked-in) and self-rated health and psychological well-being. Methods. A representative sample (n = 11,675) of the working population in southern Sweden responded to a questionnaire. Results. Sixty-seven percent of the respondents worked in their preferred workplace and occupation. Nineteen percent reported being in a nonpreferred workplace and nonpreferred occupation (double locked-in). Twenty-three percent reported suboptimal health compared with 31% among the double locked-in. The risk of suboptimal health was elevated in all locked-in groups also after adjustment for... (More)

Objective. The aim of this study was to investigate associations between an individual's level of perceived control over labor market position (locked-in and not locked-in) and self-rated health and psychological well-being. Methods. A representative sample (n = 11,675) of the working population in southern Sweden responded to a questionnaire. Results. Sixty-seven percent of the respondents worked in their preferred workplace and occupation. Nineteen percent reported being in a nonpreferred workplace and nonpreferred occupation (double locked-in). Twenty-three percent reported suboptimal health compared with 31% among the double locked-in. The risk of suboptimal health was elevated in all locked-in groups also after adjustment for background variables and job strain. In the double locked-in group, the fully adjusted odds ratio for suboptimal health was 1.72 (95% confidence interval 1.49-1.99) and for suboptimal psychological well-being 2.17 (95% confidence interval 1.84-2.56). Odds ratio for the other locked-in groups was lower but still statistically significant. Conclusions. Being at a nonpreferred work-place or occupation was associated with impaired health.

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Control-over, Exit, GHQ-12, Labor market, Locked-in, Logistic regression, Self-rated health, Work environment
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Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies
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9
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3
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15 pages
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Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies
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2245-0157
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English
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  author       = {{Aronsson, Gunnar and Taloyan, Marina and Westerlund, Hugo and Östergren, Per Olof}},
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  language     = {{eng}},
  number       = {{3}},
  pages        = {{71--85}},
  publisher    = {{Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies}},
  series       = {{Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies}},
  title        = {{Associations between being 'locked-in' and health - an epidemiological study}},
  url          = {{https://tidsskrift.dk/njwls/article/view/116057}},
  volume       = {{9}},
  year         = {{2019}},
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