Working Conditions and Mental Health

Date : Jeudi | 2023-02-15 à 12h30
Lieu : Salle des thèses

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Aynur KHALILZADEH (LEO, Université d’Orléans)

Work significantly influences individual well-being and autonomy, with growing acknowledgment of the detrimental effects of poor working conditions on physical and mental health. Psychosocial factors, encompassing both protective resources and risk factors, play a pivotal role in shaping mental and emotional well-being within the social environment. Despite global recognition of these risks, understanding their relative importance and interaction with individual characteristics remains limited. Leveraging data from the French Monitoring of Employees' Exposure to Occupational Risks 2017 survey (SUMER 2017), our research investigates the complex interplay between working conditions and mental health among 20,605 employees in France. Utilizing scientifically validated questionnaires, including the PHQ-9, we assess workers' mental health and exposure to psychosocial risks. Our findings reveal a significant association between exposure to psychosocial risks and depressive disorders, with logistic regression analysis highlighting the predictive power of these risks on mental health outcomes. Moreover, our study identifies gender and occupational disparities in psychosocial risk exposure, emphasizing the need for tailored interventions to promote worker well-being. This comprehensive analysis enhances our understanding of the nuanced relationships between psychosocial factors, mental health outcomes, and their distribution across diverse demographic and occupational dimensions.