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Externally assessed psychosocial work characteristics and diagnoses of anxiety and depression
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    Reply to Kolstad & Bondes regarding “objective” exposure measurements of psychosocial working condit

    Reply to Kolstad and Bondes regarding “objective” exposure measurements of psychosocial working conditions

    We agree with Kolstad and Bonde that it is important to identify measures of “psychosocial” working conditions that are less dependent of the individual appraisal than pure self-report. This was the intention of our two studies published in OEM (1-2). The studies were based on an exposure protocol to asses...

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    Psychosocial work characteristics and depression: The importance of objective exposure measures

    Numerous studies have documented that perception of adverse psychosocial factors at work is related to major depression, but we still do not know if this reflects causal characteristics of the working environment, personal characteristics of the individual worker, trivial associations, common method variance or other types of reporting bias because most studies have relied on self-reported exposure information (1)....

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