Effort-reward imbalance and heavy alcohol consumption among humanitarian aid workers
Jachens, Liza and Houdmont, Jonathan and Thomas, Roslyn (2016) Effort-reward imbalance and heavy alcohol consumption among humanitarian aid workers. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 77 (6). pp. 904-913. ISSN 1938-4114
Official URL: http://www.jsad.com/doi/full/10.15288/jsad.2016.77.904
Objective: The purpose of the study was to explore the prevalence of heavy alcohol consumption and its association with stress-related working conditions - defined in terms of effort-reward imbalance (ERI) - among a large sample of humanitarian aid workers (HAWs) operating across four continents. Research has shown employee alcohol consumption has potential detrimental implications for health and work outcomes and is associated with exposure to work stressors. Research to identify links between stressful aspects of work and heavy alcohol consumption among HAWs could usefully inform the design of sector-specific interventions concerned with the reduction of alcohol consumption.
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