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Women who work longer than 55 hours per week linked to depression

By: Team Ifairer | Posted: 27-02-2019
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Working for over 55 hours a week is linked to heightened depression in women, suggests an observational study published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. Furthermore, the study found that working during weekends is associated with an increased risk in both sexes.

Recent times have seen the need to work outside standard 'office' hours a factor that has been associated with poorer physical health. However, the potential impact on mental health is less well known. To elucidate further on this point, the researchers drew on data from Understanding Society, the UK Household Longitudinal Study (UKHLS).

Depressive symptoms were measured using a validated general health questionnaire (GHQ-12). Using the standard working week of 35 to 40 hours as a reference, working weeks were categorised as fewer than 35 to include part-time employees; 41-55 (long working hours); and 55 and above (extra long working hours).

The researchers factored in several potentially influential contributors: age; marital status; parenthood; earnings and satisfaction with them; long term health conditions; job type and satisfaction with it; degree of control; and qualifications.
Generally, older workers, smokers, and those who earned the least and who had the least job control were more depressed. And this applied to both sexes.

However, gender differences in working patterns were evident. Men tended to work longer hours than women, with almost half clocking up more than the standard quota compared with fewer than one in four women. And nearly half of the women worked part time compared with just one in seven (15 per cent) men.
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