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https://doi.org/10.2478/aiht-2019-70-3254

Employment status and other predictors of mental health and cognitive functions in older Croatian workers

Adrijana Košćec Bjelajac   ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0003-0547-0047 ; Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health, Zagreb, Croatia
Jasminka Bobić ; Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health, Zagreb, Croatia
Jelena Kovačić ; Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health, Zagreb, Croatia
Veda Marija Varnai ; Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health, Zagreb, Croatia
Jelena Macan   ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0001-6269-5475 ; Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health, Zagreb, Croatia
Šime Smolić   ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0003-0920-8046 ; Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Puni tekst: engleski, pdf (277 KB) str. 109-116 preuzimanja: 44* citiraj
APA 6th Edition
Košćec Bjelajac, A., Bobić, J., Kovačić, J., Varnai, V.M., Macan, J. i Smolić, Š. (2019). Employment status and other predictors of mental health and cognitive functions in older Croatian workers. Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju, 70 (2), 109-116. https://doi.org/10.2478/aiht-2019-70-3254
MLA 8th Edition
Košćec Bjelajac, Adrijana, et al. "Employment status and other predictors of mental health and cognitive functions in older Croatian workers." Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju, vol. 70, br. 2, 2019, str. 109-116. https://doi.org/10.2478/aiht-2019-70-3254. Citirano 23.08.2019.
Chicago 17th Edition
Košćec Bjelajac, Adrijana, Jasminka Bobić, Jelena Kovačić, Veda Marija Varnai, Jelena Macan i Šime Smolić. "Employment status and other predictors of mental health and cognitive functions in older Croatian workers." Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju 70, br. 2 (2019): 109-116. https://doi.org/10.2478/aiht-2019-70-3254
Harvard
Košćec Bjelajac, A., et al. (2019). 'Employment status and other predictors of mental health and cognitive functions in older Croatian workers', Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju, 70(2), str. 109-116. https://doi.org/10.2478/aiht-2019-70-3254
Vancouver
Košćec Bjelajac A, Bobić J, Kovačić J, Varnai VM, Macan J, Smolić Š. Employment status and other predictors of mental health and cognitive functions in older Croatian workers. Arh Hig Rada Toksikol. [Internet]. 2019 [pristupljeno 23.08.2019.];70(2):109-116. https://doi.org/10.2478/aiht-2019-70-3254
IEEE
A. Košćec Bjelajac, J. Bobić, J. Kovačić, V.M. Varnai, J. Macan i Š. Smolić, "Employment status and other predictors of mental health and cognitive functions in older Croatian workers", Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju, vol.70, br. 2, str. 109-116, 2019. [Online]. https://doi.org/10.2478/aiht-2019-70-3254

Sažetak
The aim of this study was to examine mental health and cognitive functions in older Croatian workers (50–65 years) taking into account their employment status, self-assessed health, and a set of demographic characteristics. We analysed the data collected on 650 older workers (71 % employed) in the Wave 6 of the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE). Unemployed workers reported symptoms of loneliness more often than the employed, while in rural areas unemployment was additionally associated with more pronounced symptoms of depression. Feeling of loneliness was also higher in those living without a partner in the household and in those with poorer health. In urban residents symptoms of depression were more severe in women, respondents with higher education, those living without a partner, and those who rated their health as poorer. As for cognitive functions, unemployment significantly predicted poorer subtraction in the rural subsample. Women in general showed less efficient numerical abilities. In the urban subsample poorer numerical abilities were also associated with lower education and living without a partner in the household. Better verbal recall was predicted by higher education and better self-rated memory. Higher scores in verbal fluency were predicted by urban residency and better self-rated health. Our results indicate that the protective factors for good mental health and cognitive functioning in older Croatian workers are being employed, having more education, living with a partner in the household, and being healthier. These findings stress the importance of implementing broader social policy strategies covering employment, education, and health.

Ključne riječi
aging; depression symptoms; loneliness; self-rated health; unemployment

Hrčak ID: 220943

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/220943

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