Marmot et al  (1997) 

HideShow resource information
  • Created by: greggs25
  • Created on: 10-02-15 23:54
View mindmap
  • Marmot et al  (1997)
    • Civil service employees in London were invited to take part  and 7,372 agreed to take part by filling in a questionnaire and by having  health check to assess signs  of cardiovascular disease. they were reassessed five years later.
    • evaluation
      • Ethnocentric sample
      • further research from johansson et al , 1978 does support lack of control as a risk factor for high stress levels.
  • Aim: to investigate the effects of high workload and low control on stress and illness.
    • Marmot et al  (1997)
      • Civil service employees in London were invited to take part  and 7,372 agreed to take part by filling in a questionnaire and by having  health check to assess signs  of cardiovascular disease. they were reassessed five years later.
      • evaluation
        • Ethnocentric sample
        • further research from johansson et al , 1978 does support lack of control as a risk factor for high stress levels.
    • they found that higher grade workers developed  fewest cardiovascular disease. lower grade workers expressed  a lower sense of job control  and less social support.  Workers with cardiovascular disorders were more likely to be  low grade  workers but they were also more likely to be smoking and overweight
      • Lower control is related to higher stress and greater risk of cardiovascular disease, but high jobs demand is not linked to greater stress and illness.

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar resources:

See all resources »