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Job Demand, Control and Unresolved Stress within the Emotional Work of Long Term Care in England

Hussein, Shereen (2018) Job Demand, Control and Unresolved Stress within the Emotional Work of Long Term Care in England. International Journal of Care and Caring, International Journal of Care and Caring, 2 (1). pp. 89-107. ISSN 2397-8821. (doi:10.1332/239788218X15187915863909) (KAR id:68292)


Long-term care work is known for its difficult working conditions, with potential implications for workers’ well being. In England, long-term care policies are moving progressively towards marketisation, while public social care funding is under considerable strain. Little evidence exists on the job demand and control of long-term care workers who provide personal and direct care to adults and older people. The article uses survey data from long-term care workers in England (n = 991) to examine the levels of, and differentials in, job strain among long-term care workers. The findings highlight the vulnerability of certain groups of workers, with potential negative impacts on their well being.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1332/239788218X15187915863909
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: M3 - Article [Field not mapped to EPrints] U2 - 10.1332/239788218X15187915863909 [Field not mapped to EPrints] JO - International Journal of Care and Caring [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled keywords: Karasek Job Demand and Control Model; work stress models; marketisation; workers’ vulnerability
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Depositing User: Shereen Hussein
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2018 11:49 UTC
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2022 22:49 UTC
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