The Association of Distress and Sleeping Problems With Physicians' Intentions To Change Profession: The Moderating Effect of Job Control

T. Heponiemi, Anne Kouvonen, J. Vanska, H. Halila, T. Sinervo, M. Kivimaki, M. Elovainio

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    Abstract

    The present study examined whether job control moderated the association between stress indicators (distress and sleeping problems) and intentions to change profession among 2,650 Finnish physicians. Ordinal logistic regression analysis was applied. The authors found that high levels of distress and sleeping problems were associated with higher levels of intentions to change profession, whereas high job control was associated with lower levels of intentions to change profession even after adjusting for the effects of gender, age, and employment sector. In addition, high job control was able to mitigate the positive association that distress and sleeping problems had with intentions to change profession. Our findings highlight the importance of offering more job control to physicians to prevent unnecessary physician turnover.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)365-373
    Number of pages9
    JournalJournal of Occupational Health Psychology
    Volume14
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2009

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
    • Applied Psychology

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