Predictive effects of occupational and marital stress on the mental health of a male workforce
Article first published online: 20 NOV 2006
Copyright © 1988 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Journal of Organizational Behavior
Volume 9, Issue 1, pages 1–13, January 1988
How to Cite
Bromet, E. J., Dew, M. A., Parkinson, D. K. and Schulberg, H. C. (1988), Predictive effects of occupational and marital stress on the mental health of a male workforce. J. Organiz. Behav., 9: 1–13. doi: 10.1002/job.4030090102
- Issue published online: 20 NOV 2006
- Article first published online: 20 NOV 2006
- Manuscript Revised: 12 FEB 1987
- Manuscript Received: 22 JUL 1986
- National Institute of Mental Health. Grant Number: MH35425
This study examined the predictive contribution of occupational and marital stress to the development of symptomatolgoy, affective disorder, and alcohol-related problems in a sample of 325 male power plant employees interviewed at baseline and one-year follow up. After controlling for known clinical and social risk factors, we found statistically significant predictive effects of job demands on affective disorder and job decision latitude on alcohol problems. In addition, the specific combination of high job demands with low decision latitude was important in predicting the occurrence of alcohol problems. Marital stress was not predictive of poorer mental health. The analyses provided only minimal support for a stress-buffering rote of social support.