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The relationship between long-term job strain and morning and evening saliva cortisol secretion among white-collar workers

Rydstedt, LW, Cropley, M, Devereux, JJ and Michalianou, G (2008) The relationship between long-term job strain and morning and evening saliva cortisol secretion among white-collar workers Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 13 (2). pp. 105-113.

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Abstract

The objective of this study was to assess long-term job strain impact on morning and evening salivary cortisol secretion. In all 77 white-collar workers (31% women; sample mean age, 42 years at baseline) volunteered to sample morning (immediately after waking up) and evening (10 p.m.) salivary cortisol for 7 consecutive days. By median split on aggregated self-reported isostrain from three consecutive questionnaires distributed in a period of approximately 3.5 years the participants were classified into a high or low long-term isostrain condition. Regardless of strain condition, there was a significant reduction in morning salivary cortisol secretion from the working week to the weekend, whereas evening salivary cortisol secretion showed no significant variation during the week. Although chronic isostrain did not affect the morning saliva cortisol measures, evening cortisol secretion was significantly elevated in the chronic high isostrain group throughout the whole week. The elevated evening cortisol measures associated with chronic high strain are concordant with the findings in other studies on long-term strain. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Psychology
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Rydstedt, LWUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Cropley, MUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Devereux, JJUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Michalianou, GUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 1 April 2008
Identification Number : 10.1037/1076-8998.13.2.105
Uncontrolled Keywords : Science & Technology, Social Sciences, Life Sciences & Biomedicine, Public, Environmental & Occupational Health, Psychology, Applied, Psychology, chronic job strain, morning salivary cortisol, evening salivary cortisol, NEUROENDOCRINE REACTIVITY, PERCEIVED STRESS, HEALTH, RECOVERY, INDIVIDUALS, POPULATION, ACTIVATION, RESPONSES, DEMANDS, BURNOUT
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Additional Information : This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in the APA Journal. It is not the copy of record. Available at http://psycnet.apa.org/index.cfm?fa=search.displayrecord&uid=2008-03497-002
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 05 Nov 2013 16:12
Last Modified : 09 Jun 2014 13:49
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/803132

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