Name:  In DOCX there are four JEMs describing emotional demands either as independent JEMs describing only emotional demands or as a subgroup in JEMs concerning psychosocial work environment and ergonomic. The four JEMs varies according to type of measure, job title & industry classification system, data source and finally calendar period, see table below. EMO and EMO-SCORE-XMA are based on the same data source, classification system and calendar period. The difference lies in type of measure. Likewise JEMSBBH-88 and JEMSBBH-08 are based on the same data source, type of measure and calendar period but include different job title and industry classification systems.



Elisabeth Framke, Jeppe Karl Sørensen, Kristina Alexanderson et al. Emotional demands at work and risk of long-term sickness absence in 1·5 million employees in Denmark: a prospective cohort study on effect modifiers. Lancet Public Health. 2021 Oct;6(10):e752-e759.


Madsen IEH, Gupta N, Budtz-Jørgensen E, et al. Physical work demands and psychosocial working conditions as predictors of musculoskeletal pain: a cohort study comparing self-reported and job exposure matrix measurements. Occup Environ Med 2018; 75: 752-8.

Contact information: 

Ida E. H. Madsen, ; Reiner Rugulies, ; Andreas Holtermann, (all affiliated at the National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark)

Access: To obtain access to data follow the application procedure on this site. You will find an overview of the access posibilies to the JEM  here  Hent dokument.

Demographic dimensions: 

EMO/EMO-SCORE-XMA: Demographic are available for sex and age.

Measures of exposure:

All of the JEMs are based on self reported data using scales but with some differences in items and measure of exposure.  JEMBBH-88 AND JEMBBH-08 are based on the same two items and have the same measure of exposure. EMO and EMO-SCORE-XMA are based on the same three items but have different measures of exposure, see table below.