The Effects of Job Strain on Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease

Arie Shirom*, Galit Armon, Shlomo Berliner, Itzhak Shapira, Samuel Melamed

*Corresponding author for this work

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3 Scopus citations
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Handbook of Work and Health Psychology, Third Edition
Number of pages27
ISBN (Print)9780470998069
StatePublished - 17 Dec 2009


  • CVD stress-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical axis (HPA) and sympathetic adrenal-medullary (SAM) system
  • Effects of job strain on risk factors for cardiovascular disease
  • Individual's state of health-determined by multiple factors
  • JDC-S model and maladaptive health response relationship
  • JDC-S model and sleep problems
  • Job Demand-Control-Support Model (JDC-S model)
  • Stress and health outcomes and person-environment fit model (P-E Fit)
  • System-based view of antecedents of stress-CVD risk factor linkages
  • Theoretical framework-pathways for effects of stress at work on physical health
  • Work-related psychological stress

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