José Luis Briones
This study explored the association between dimensions of a job-stress model, Effort-Reward Imbalance (ERI), and a mental health model, the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-28). The exploratory study was based on interviews and self-response questionnaires given to 68 health care workers at three worksites in Santiago, Chile (a large public hospital, a large private hospital, and a primary care clinic). The participants included nursing assistants, technicians, and administrative staff from various departments. Positive associations were found between bad mental health and job stress.