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Work organization conditions and prescribed psychotropic drug use in Canada: The moderating role of personality traits

TitleWork organization conditions and prescribed psychotropic drug use in Canada: The moderating role of personality traits
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsSaadé, S., and Marchand A.
JournalJournal of Workplace Behavioral Health
Volume28
Pages62 - 80
Keywordscanadian workers, longitudinal study self-esteem internal locus of control, sense of coherence
Abstract

This study examined the moderating role of Canadian workers' personality traits between work organization conditions and prescribed psychotropic drug use. Longitudinal data were derived from Statistics Canada's National Population Health Survey. Controlling for several cofounding variables, the multilevel analysis revealed that self-esteem, internal locus of control, as well as sense of coherence decreased prescribed psychotropic drug use by 4%, 9%, and 3%, respectively. The results indicated that a worker's personality traits do not moderate the association between work organization conditions and prescribed psychotropic drug use.

URLhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15555240.2013.755449
Document URLhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/15555240.2013.755449http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15555240.2013.755449