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Using the Job Burden-Capital Model of Occupational Stress to Predict Depression and Well-Being among Electronic Manufacturing Service Employees in China

Version 1 : Received: 3 August 2016 / Approved: 3 August 2016 / Online: 3 August 2016 (10:38:57 CEST)
Version 2 : Received: 4 August 2016 / Approved: 4 August 2016 / Online: 4 August 2016 (12:47:57 CEST)

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Wang, C.; Li, S.; Li, T.; Yu, S.; Dai, J.; Liu, X.; Zhu, X.; Ji, Y.; Wang, J. Using the Job Burden-Capital Model of Occupational Stress to Predict Depression and Well-Being among Electronic Manufacturing Service Employees in China. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2016, 13, 819. Wang, C.; Li, S.; Li, T.; Yu, S.; Dai, J.; Liu, X.; Zhu, X.; Ji, Y.; Wang, J. Using the Job Burden-Capital Model of Occupational Stress to Predict Depression and Well-Being among Electronic Manufacturing Service Employees in China. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2016, 13, 819.

Journal reference: Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2016, 13, 819
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph13080819

Abstract

Background: This study aimed to identify the association between occupational stress and depression-well-being by proposing a comprehensive and flexible job burden-capital model with its corresponding hypotheses. Methods: For this research, 1618 valid samples were gathered from the electronic manufacturing service industry in Hunan Province, China; self-rated questionnaires were administered to participants for data collection after obtaining their written consent. The proposed model was fitted and tested through structural equation model analysis. Results: Single-factor correlation analysis results indicated that coefficients between all items and dimensions had statistical significance. The final model demonstrated satisfactory global goodness of fit (CMIN/DF=5.37, AGFI=0.915, NNFI=0.945, IFI=0.952, RMSEA=0.052). Both the measurement and structural models showed acceptable path loadings. Job burden and capital were directly associated with depression and well-being or indirectly related to them through personality. Multi-group structural equation model analyses indicated general applicability of the proposed model to basic features of such a population. Gender, marriage and education led to differences in the relation between occupational stress and health outcomes. Conclusions: The job burden-capital model of occupational stress-depression and well-being was found to be more systematic and comprehensive than previous models.

Subject Areas

occupational stress; job burden-capital model; structural equation model; depression; well-being

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