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Are Occupational Complexity and Socioeconomic Position Related to Psychological Distress 20 Years Later?
Karolinska Institutet, Solna, Sweden; Stockholm University, Sweden .
School af Aging Studies, University of South Florida, Tampa, USA; International Clinical Research Center, St. Anne’s University Hospital, Brno, Czech Republic .
Karolinska Institutet, Solna, Sweden; Stockholm University, Sweden.
Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ, Institute of Gerontology. Karolinska Institutet, Solna, Sweden; Stockholm University, Sweden.
2015 (English)In: Journal of Aging and Health, ISSN 0898-2643, E-ISSN 1552-6887, Vol. 27, no 7, 1266-1285 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objective: To assess occupational complexity in midlife in relation to psychological distress in older adulthood (69+ years) and explore the role of socioeconomic position.

Method: Baseline data from the Swedish Level of Living Survey and follow-up data from the Swedish Longitudinal Study ofLiving Conditions of the Oldest Old were combined, resulting in 20+ years of follow-up. Data were analyzed using ordered logistic regressions.

Results: Higher occupational complexity was associated with less psychological distress 20 years later adjusted for age, sex, follow-up year, hours worked the year before baseline, and psychological distress at baseline. Higher socioeconomic position yielded the same pattern of results. Socioeconomic position partially accounted for the association between occupational complexity and psychological distress.

Discussion: With social gradient not easily amenable to modification, efforts to increase engagement at work may offer a viable option to attenuate the influence of work environment on psychological distress later in life.

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Sage Publications, 2015. Vol. 27, no 7, 1266-1285 p.
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psychological distress, occupational complexity, socioeconomic position, old age, population based
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Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology Environmental Health and Occupational Health Gerontology, specializing in Medical and Health Sciences Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-28849DOI: 10.1177/0898264315580120ISI: 000360406600007PubMedID: 25903977Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84940471315Local ID: HHJövrigtISOAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-28849DiVA: diva2:890605
Available from: 2016-01-04 Created: 2016-01-04 Last updated: 2017-12-01Bibliographically approved

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