Vezeto″k életmino″sége és életstíl USA

Translated title of the contribution: Quality of life and life style of people in leading positions

Éva Susánszky, Anna Susánszky, Zsuzsa Szántó, Mária Kopp

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Our study describes the quality of life of people in leading positions in a workplace and focuses also on gender differences. According to the literature, expectations toward women in such positions represent a greater challenge and a larger burden of stress than toward men; the effects of this burden manifest in the indicators of health related quality of life. Methods: A sub-sample was constructed based on the database of the national representative survey Hungarostudy 2006. The sub-sample contained the data of economically active persons in leading positions aged 18 years and over (N = 344). The burden of stress was measured by indicators representing job stress, relationship stress, and the stress caused by efforts to reconcile one's occupational and private roles. The quality of life was measured by indicators of specific and general satisfaction and the subjective evaluation of happiness, and also by indicators of general health status such as occurrences of chronic diseases, subjective bodily symptoms, depression, and anxiety. Life style was examined through risk behaviors (smoking, alcohol consumption), body mass index, and physical activity (sport). Results: The job stress indicators do not show differences between men and women. However, the stress level resulted by close personal relationships and work-family con flicts was much higher among women than among men. Self-rated health did not differ by gender, but women reported more medical treatments in the past three years and more subjective bodily symptoms than men which indicate a greater tendency of somatization. People in leading positions experience a similar level of general well-being but anxiety and dissatisfaction with sexual life is more prevalent among women while hostility is more common among men. Men also drink more and are more overweight than women leaders. Conclusions: The results do not suggest that women leaders are more vulnerable than men in the same positions.

Original languageHungarian
Pages (from-to)371-389
Number of pages19
JournalMentalhigiene es Pszichoszomatika
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010

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Life Style
Quality of Life
Anxiety
Health Status Indicators
Happiness
Hostility
Risk-Taking
Workplace
Alcohol Drinking
Sports
Body Mass Index
Chronic Disease
Smoking
Databases
Exercise
Depression
Health

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology

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Vezeto″k életmino″sége és életstíl USA. / Susánszky, Éva; Susánszky, Anna; Szántó, Zsuzsa; Kopp, Mária.

In: Mentalhigiene es Pszichoszomatika, Vol. 11, No. 4, 12.2010, p. 371-389.

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Susánszky, Éva ; Susánszky, Anna ; Szántó, Zsuzsa ; Kopp, Mária. / Vezeto″k életmino″sége és életstíl USA. In: Mentalhigiene es Pszichoszomatika. 2010 ; Vol. 11, No. 4. pp. 371-389.
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