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The relationship between employability and subsequent health.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2006 (English)In: The Sixth Conference on Psychology and Health: Kerkrade, the Netherlands, 8-10 May, 2006., 2006Conference paper, Published paper (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [en]

It has been implied that being employable is important for individuals on the labour market in order to feel secure. However, little research has been made considering if feelings of being employable is related to how individuals report their health status. In the present study the aim is to investigate if there exists a relationship between employability and subsequent health, when controlling for work environmental factors and previous health. A representative sample of individuals between 25 and 50 years of age living in Sweden was used where employability and health was measured at two time points, with a one-year interval. Work environment factors (ergonomical work environment exposures and psychosocial work environment exposures) were measured at time point one. Health was measured with five different indicators: global health, physical complaints, mental well-being, work ability and sickness absence. The results indicate that employability is related to all indicators except physical complaints. The strongest relationship is found between employability and mental well-being and between employability and global health.

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2006.
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employability, health
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-21292OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-21292DiVA: diva2:187818
Available from: 2007-12-07 Created: 2007-12-07Bibliographically approved

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