Psychosocial work conditions as a predictors of quality of life at the beginning of older age

Beata Tobiasz-Adamczyk
Piotr Brzyski

The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of psycho-social nature of previous work activity on different dimensions of subjective health and life satisfaction in the beginning of old age. The cross-sectional study was performed in the simple random sample of 65 years cohort of 733 community-dwelling citizen of Krakow using face to face interview. Two separate models have been developed: in the first model the influence of divergences between psychological job demands and perceived job control and rewards have been assessed. In the second model the impact of divergences between job efforts on job control and rewards have been explored. High physical job demands combined with low job control lowered job satisfaction in women. High physical job demands/efforts combined with low control/reward decreased self-rated health scores. Contrary to expectations high psychological job demands combined with low job control lowered the number of chronic diseases in women.

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