Ann Work Expo Health 2021 May;65(4):432-445
Department of Medicine, UConn School of Medicine, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, S7313, Farmington, CT, USA.
Objectives: Mental health disorders are a leading cause of work disability and while the psychosocial workplace environment plays a critical role, working time characteristics are also implicated. We sought to examine the association between working time characteristics and mental health in a cohort of two unionized, full-time worker populations, correctional supervisors, and transportation maintainers.
Methods: Using a cross-sectional study design, we surveyed workers on working time characteristics across seven domains including length of the shift, the intensity or proximity of sequential shifts, the time of day, and social aspects of work hours including predictability, variability, control, and free time. Read More