Work and non-work related determinants of Danish workers mental health problems: A mixed method study
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
The aim of this study was to identify work and non-work related determinants of mental health problems in Danish workers´ from a pragmatic integrative perspective. A convergent mixed method design consisting of a quantitative (n=391) and qualitative strand (n=10) with integrated interpretation was applied. The determinants of workers´ psychological distress was found to be multi-facetted and multi-contextual. Both strands identified high demands/effort and low social support/reward as important determinants both within and outside the workplace. Moreover it was found that it is the interaction of strains across context that facilitates mental health problems rather than a single element. The mixed method design contributed with an expanded perspective on the complexity of mental health problems among the Danish workers.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 28 p.
mixed method research, common mental disorders, depression, psychosocial working conditions, occupational mental health
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-16650OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hkr-16650DiVA: diva2:1088179
Masterprogram Integrerad hälsovetenskap
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law