Low Psychosocial Safety Is Associated With a Threefold Increase in Risk of Major Depression

A study performed on Australian workers that looked at contributing factors to developing major depression symptoms found that low pyschosocial safety climate was associated with a threefold increase in risk of development major depression symptoms.

The study also found that long working hours (41-48 hours and greater than 55 hours worked per week) was not factor overall when removing mild cases.

Finally, that high work engagement was correlated with longer working hours (which is a factor in developing major depression symptoms).

Read the study Predicting new major depression symptoms from long working hours, psychosocial safety climate and work engagement: a population-based cohort study.

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