SJWEH Supplements are open access, (mostly) non-peer-reviewed articles usually published in theme issues or as part of a series of papers from a conference or workshop. Scand J Work Environ Health stopped publishing SJWEH Supplements in 2009.


SJWEH Supplements 2008;(no 6):163-168    pdf

Effort–reward imbalance and health in a globalized economy

by Siegrist J

Theoretical models are needed to identify the adverse health aspects of stressful psychosocial work environments. One such model, the effort–reward imbalance model, has been widely analyzed in different occupations and different countries. This contribution briefly reviews the theoretical bases of this model, its measurement, and the available evidence on adverse health effects derived from prospective epidemiologic studies. Against this background, new conceptual and methodological challenges are discussed that result from economic globalization, in particular a globalized labor market. It is concluded that meeting these challenges will improve the usefulness of the model in predicting health and in strengthening work-related interventions globally.

This article refers to the following texts of the Journal: 2002;28(3):191-196  2006;32(6):431-442  2006;32(6):473-481