Does workplace social capital buffer the effects of job stress? A cross-sectional, multilevel analysis of cigarette smoking among U.S. manufacturing workers
Sapp, Amy L.
LaMontagne, Anthony D.
Subramanian, S. V.
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CitationSapp, Amy L., Ichiro Kawachi, Glorian Sorensen, Anthony D. LaMontagne, and S.V. Subramanian. 2010. “Does Workplace Social Capital Buffer the Effects of Job Stress? A Cross-Sectional, Multilevel Analysis of Cigarette Smoking Among U.S. Manufacturing Workers.” Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 52 (7): 740–50. https://doi.org/10.1097/jom.0b013e3181e80842.
AbstractObjective: To investigate whether workplace social capital buffers the association between job stress and smoking status. Methods: As part of the Harvard Cancer Prevention Project's Healthy Directions-Small Business Study, interviewer-administered questionnaires were completed by 1740 workers and 288 managers in 26 manufacturing firms (84% and 85% response). Social capital was assessed by multiple items measured at the individual level among workers and contextual level among managers. Job stress was operationalized by the demand-control model. Multilevel logistic regression was used to estimate associations between job stressors and smoking and test for effect modification by social capital measures. Results: Workplace social capital (both summary measures) buffered associations between high job demands and smoking. One compositional item-worker trust in managers-buffered associations between job strain and smoking. Conclusion: Workplace social capital may modify the effects of psychosocial working conditions on health behaviors.
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