Prospective study of workplace social capital and depression: are vertical and horizontal components equally important?

T. Oksanen, Anne Kouvonen, J. Vahtera, M. Virtanen, M. Kivimaki

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    Abstract

    Background Recent studies have emphasised the multidimensional nature of the social capital concept, but it is not known whether the health effects of social capital vary by dimension. The objective of this study was to examine the vertical component (ie, respectful and trusting relationships across power differentials at work) and the horizontal component of workplace social capital (trust and reciprocity between employees at the same hierarchical level) as risk factors for subsequent depression.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)684-689
    Number of pages6
    JournalJournal of Epidemiology and Community Health
    Volume64
    Issue number8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2010

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
    • Epidemiology

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