Chapter 4. The Effects of Job Strain on Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease

  1. Cary L. Cooper Professor Editor-in-Chief President Chair Fellow5,
  2. Dr. James Campbell Quick Professor Fellow6 and
  3. Marc J. Schabracq health psychologist consultant7
  1. Arie Shirom1,
  2. Galit Armon1,
  3. Shlomo Berliner2,
  4. Itzhak Shapira3 and
  5. Samuel Melamed4

Published Online: 17 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470682357.ch4

International Handbook of Work and Health Psychology, Third Edition

International Handbook of Work and Health Psychology, Third Edition

How to Cite

Shirom, A., Armon, G., Berliner, S., Shapira, I. and Melamed, S. (2009) The Effects of Job Strain on Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease, in International Handbook of Work and Health Psychology, Third Edition (eds C. L. Cooper, J. C. Quick and M. J. Schabracq), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470682357.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 5

    Lancaster University Management School, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YW, UK

  2. 6

    Goolsby Leadership Academy, The University of Texas at Arlington, PO Box 19377, Arlington, TX 76019-0377, USA

  3. 7

    Human Factor Development, The Netherlands

Author Information

  1. 1

    Faculty of Management, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, PO Box 39010, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel

  2. 2

    Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Israel

  3. 3

    Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel-Aviv, and Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Israel

  4. 4

    Tel Aviv-Yaffo Academic College, and Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 DEC 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470998069

Online ISBN: 9780470682357

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Keywords:

  • effects of job strain on risk factors for cardiovascular disease;
  • work-related psychological stress;
  • CVD stress - hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical axis (HPA) and sympathetic adrenal-medullary (SAM) system;
  • system-based view of antecedents of stress–CVD risk factor linkages;
  • individual's state of health - determined by multiple factors;
  • theoretical framework - pathways for effects of stress at work on physical health;
  • stress and health outcomes and person–environment fit model (P-E Fit);
  • Job Demand-Control-Support Model (JDC-S model);
  • JDC-S model and sleep problems;
  • JDC-S model and maladaptive health response relationship

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Objectives and Scope of the Review

  • A General Framework for the Study of the Health Consequences of Stress at Work

  • Models Explaining the Effects of Work Stress on Physiological Risk Factors

  • The JDC-S Model and Blood Lipids

  • The JDC-S Model and Blood Pressure

  • The JDC-S Model and Micro-Inflammation Biomarkers

  • The JDC-S Model and Sleep Problems

  • Summary and Conclusions

  • References