Mirka Hintsanen

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Affiliation: University of Helsinki
Country: Finland

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Temperament and character predict body-mass index: a population-based prospective cohort study
    Mirka Hintsanen
    Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, Unit of Personality Work and Organizational Psychology, Center for Research on Teaching, Department of Teacher Education, University of Helsinki, Finland
    J Psychosom Res 73:391-7. 2012
  2. doi request reprint A prospective cohort study of deficient maternal nurturing attitudes predicting adulthood work stress independent of adulthood hostility and depressive symptoms
    M Hintsanen
    Institute of Behavioural Sciences, Psychology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Stress 13:425-34. 2010
  3. doi request reprint Negative emotionality, activity, and sociability temperaments predicting long-term job strain and effort-reward imbalance: a 15-year prospective follow-up study
    Mirka Hintsanen
    IBS, Unit of Personality Work and Health Psychology, University of Helsinki, P O Box 9, 00014 Helsinki, Finland
    J Psychosom Res 71:90-6. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Cardiac stress reactivity and recovery of novelty seekers
    Mirka Hintsanen
    Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, P O Box 9, 00014, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Behav Med 16:236-40. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Associations of self-esteem and temperament traits to self- and teacher-reported social status among classmates
    Mirka Hintsanen
    Institute of Behavioral Sciences Psychology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Psychol 51:488-94. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Effort-reward imbalance, heart rate, and heart rate variability: the Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study
    Mirka Hintsanen
    Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Behav Med 14:202-12. 2007
  7. doi request reprint Body-image dissatisfaction is strongly associated with chronic dysphoria
    Tom Rosenström
    IBS, Unit of Personality, Work and Health Psychology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Affect Disord 150:253-60. 2013
  8. ncbi request reprint Neuregulin-1 genotype moderates the association between job strain and early atherosclerosis in young men
    Mirka Hintsanen
    Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Ann Behav Med 33:148-55. 2007
  9. doi request reprint Val/Met polymorphism of the COMT gene moderates the association between job strain and early atherosclerosis in young men
    Mirka Hintsanen
    Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Occup Environ Med 50:649-57. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase activation and depressive symptoms: results from the Young Finns Study
    Marko Elovainio
    Institute of Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Psychosom Med 74:675-81. 2012

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  1. doi request reprint Temperament and character predict body-mass index: a population-based prospective cohort study
    Mirka Hintsanen
    Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, Unit of Personality Work and Organizational Psychology, Center for Research on Teaching, Department of Teacher Education, University of Helsinki, Finland
    J Psychosom Res 73:391-7. 2012
    ..Personality is a potential factor determining individual differences in body-weight change. The current study examines associations between personality traits and change in body-mass index (BMI) over six years...
  2. doi request reprint A prospective cohort study of deficient maternal nurturing attitudes predicting adulthood work stress independent of adulthood hostility and depressive symptoms
    M Hintsanen
    Institute of Behavioural Sciences, Psychology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Stress 13:425-34. 2010
    ..Deficient nurturing attitudes in childhood might affect sensitivity to work stress and selection into stressful work conditions in adulthood. More attention should be paid to pre-employment factors in work stress research...
  3. doi request reprint Negative emotionality, activity, and sociability temperaments predicting long-term job strain and effort-reward imbalance: a 15-year prospective follow-up study
    Mirka Hintsanen
    IBS, Unit of Personality Work and Health Psychology, University of Helsinki, P O Box 9, 00014 Helsinki, Finland
    J Psychosom Res 71:90-6. 2011
    ..This study examined a longitudinal association between innate temperament and perceptions of long-term work stressors...
  4. doi request reprint Cardiac stress reactivity and recovery of novelty seekers
    Mirka Hintsanen
    Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, P O Box 9, 00014, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Behav Med 16:236-40. 2009
    ..Novelty seeking temperament has been associated with higher coronary heart disease risk factors, but the mechanism behind the association is open. Cardiac stress response is a potential candidate...
  5. doi request reprint Associations of self-esteem and temperament traits to self- and teacher-reported social status among classmates
    Mirka Hintsanen
    Institute of Behavioral Sciences Psychology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Psychol 51:488-94. 2010
    ..01, teacher-rated) in boys. The present findings are consistent with the view that social functioning and peer relations are associated with individual differences in self-concept and temperament dimensions...
  6. ncbi request reprint Effort-reward imbalance, heart rate, and heart rate variability: the Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study
    Mirka Hintsanen
    Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Behav Med 14:202-12. 2007
    ..However, only limited empirical evidence on this mechanism is available...
  7. doi request reprint Body-image dissatisfaction is strongly associated with chronic dysphoria
    Tom Rosenström
    IBS, Unit of Personality, Work and Health Psychology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Affect Disord 150:253-60. 2013
    ..Individual depressive symptoms may contribute to the risk of chronic depression. This study aimed to explore which symptoms predict chronic dysphoria, a hallmark of depression...
  8. ncbi request reprint Neuregulin-1 genotype moderates the association between job strain and early atherosclerosis in young men
    Mirka Hintsanen
    Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Ann Behav Med 33:148-55. 2007
    ..Neuregulin-1 (NRG-1) has various roles in the development and function of the heart and autonomic nervous system...
  9. doi request reprint Val/Met polymorphism of the COMT gene moderates the association between job strain and early atherosclerosis in young men
    Mirka Hintsanen
    Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Occup Environ Med 50:649-57. 2008
    ..COMT gene influences dopamine transmission and dopaminergic activity might moderate effects of stress on CHD risk. We examine whether COMT Val158Met polymorphism moderates the association between job strain and atherosclerosis...
  10. doi request reprint Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase activation and depressive symptoms: results from the Young Finns Study
    Marko Elovainio
    Institute of Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Psychosom Med 74:675-81. 2012
    ..To examine whether the activation of indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO), an enzyme involved in serotonin production, is associated with depressive symptoms...
  11. doi request reprint Socioeconomic status and the development of depressive symptoms from childhood to adulthood: a longitudinal analysis across 27 years of follow-up in the Young Finns study
    Marko Elovainio
    National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    Soc Sci Med 74:923-9. 2012
    ..We concluded that the effect of childhood SES on depressive symptoms diminishes over time, but a higher level of, and especially faster decline of, depressive symptoms predicts the adulthood occupational SES gradient...
  12. doi request reprint Longitudinal measurement invariance of the effort-reward imbalance scales in the Young Finns study
    Maria Törnroos
    Unit of Personality, Work and Health Psychology, IBS, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Occup Environ Med 71:289-94. 2014
    ..We tested the measurement invariance of the effort-reward imbalance (ERI) scales using the ERI Questionnaire (ERI-Q). Additionally, we examined the criterion validity of the ERI scales...
  13. doi request reprint Parental care-giving and home environment predicting offspring's temperament and character traits after 18 years
    Kim Josefsson
    IBS, Unit of Personality, Work, and Health Psychology, University of Helsinki, Finland Electronic address
    Psychiatry Res 209:643-51. 2013
    ..Parental care-giving and home-environment are more strongly related to psychological maturity (character) than emotional and behavioral tendencies (temperament). ..
  14. doi request reprint Gender differences in teachers' perceptions of students' temperament, educational competence, and teachability
    Sari Mullola
    Centre for Research on Teaching, Department of Teacher Education, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Br J Educ Psychol 82:185-206. 2012
    ..Hence, temperament contributes to student's academic achievement and teacher's subjective ratings of school grades. However, little is known about the effect of gender and teacher's age on this association...
  15. doi request reprint Interactive effect of long-term mental stress and cardiac stress reactivity on carotid intima-media thickness: the Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns study
    Nadja Chumaeva
    Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Stress 12:283-93. 2009
    ..Autonomic imbalance resulting from chronic stress may be the common mechanism linking vital exhaustion and cardiac responsiveness to an increased risk of atherosclerosis...
  16. doi request reprint Associations of personality profiles with various aspects of well-being: a population-based study
    Kim Josefsson
    IBS, Unit of Personality, Work, and Health Psychology, University of Helsinki, Finland
    J Affect Disord 133:265-73. 2011
    ..In a previous Israeli study personality was strongly associated with well-being. However, it is not well known which aspects of this association are culture-specific, and which are common to most cultures...
  17. doi request reprint Change in job strain and progression of atherosclerosis: The Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns study
    Tom Rosenström
    Institute of Behavioural Sciences, Unit of Personality, Work and Health Psychology, University of Helsinki, Heksinki, Finland
    J Occup Health Psychol 16:139-50. 2011
    ..These data suggest that temporal changes in job demands and control are associated with IMT in men via multiple mechanisms...
  18. doi request reprint Shift work in young adults and carotid artery intima-media thickness: The Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns study
    Sampsa Puttonen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Atherosclerosis 205:608-13. 2009
    ..Shift work is associated with an elevated risk of cardiovascular disease, but the timing or mechanisms of this association is unclear...
  19. doi request reprint Maturity and change in personality: developmental trends of temperament and character in adulthood
    Kim Josefsson
    University of Helsinki, Helsinki 00014, Finland
    Dev Psychopathol 25:713-27. 2013
    ..Both high novelty seeking and high persistence predicted overall personality change. These findings suggest that temperament and character traits follow different kinds of developmental trajectories. ..
  20. doi request reprint Stress proneness in molecularly defined long QT syndrome: a study using temperament assessment by behavioural inhibition system scale
    Ilmari Määttänen
    IBS, Unit of Personality, Work and Health Psychology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Stress Health 29:150-5. 2013
    ..Their innate stress proneness may have relevance because it increases our understanding on the role of stress in the manifestation of symptoms...
  21. doi request reprint Moderating effect of indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) activation in the association between depressive symptoms and carotid atherosclerosis: evidence from the Young Finns study
    Marko Elovainio
    Institute of Behavioural Sciences, P O Box 9, 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
    J Affect Disord 133:611-4. 2011
    ..We tested the hypothesis that depressive symptoms are associated with atherosclerosis only when combined with other risk factors, such as inflammation indicated by indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) activation...
  22. pmc Pairwise measures of causal direction in the epidemiology of sleep problems and depression
    Tom Rosenström
    IBS, Unit of Personality, Work and Health Psychology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    PLoS ONE 7:e50841. 2012
    ..The findings are consistent with other emerging epidemiological and biological evidence...
  23. pmc Early atherosclerosis and cardiac autonomic responses to mental stress: a population-based study of the moderating influence of impaired endothelial function
    Nadja Chumaeva
    Institute of Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki, PO Box 9, FIN 00014 Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 10:16. 2010
    ..The present study aims to examine the interactive effect of acute mental stress-induced cardiac reactivity/recovery and endothelial function on the prevalence of carotid atherosclerosis...
  24. doi request reprint Cloninger's temperament traits and preclinical atherosclerosis: the Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study
    Mirka Hintsanen
    Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Psychosom Res 67:77-84. 2009
    ..Cloninger's psychobiological model of temperament has recently raised interest as a risk factor for CHD. However, there are no studies that have examined the associations of Cloninger's temperament traits with atherosclerosis...
  25. ncbi request reprint Parental socioeconomic position and parental life satisfaction as predictors of job strain in adulthood: 18-year follow-up of the Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study
    Taina Hintsa
    Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Psychosom Res 61:243-9. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to prospectively examine whether parental socioeconomic position (SEP) and parental life satisfaction predict job strain in adulthood...
  26. ncbi request reprint Preemployment family factors as predictors of effort/reward imbalance in adulthood: a prospective 18-year follow-up in the Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns study
    Taina Hintsa
    Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Occup Environ Med 49:659-66. 2007
    ..We prospectively examined whether preemployment family factors predict adulthood work stress manifested as effort-reward imbalance (ERI)...
  27. doi request reprint Serotonin receptor 1B genotype and hostility, anger and aggressive behavior through the lifespan: the Young Finns study
    Christian Hakulinen
    IBS, Unit of Personality, Work and Health Psychology, University of Helsinki, P O Box 9, 00014, Helsinki, Finland
    J Behav Med 36:583-90. 2013
    ..Aggressive behavior and hostility might form a life course pattern, and the HTR1B might contribute to a development of this pattern. ..
  28. doi request reprint School performance as a predictor of adulthood obesity: a 21-year follow-up study
    Saija Alatupa
    Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, P O Box 9 Siltavuorenpenger 1A, 00014, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Epidemiol 25:267-74. 2010
    ..Our result underscores that low school performance is a health risk factor that should be taken seriously in preventive health education...
  29. doi request reprint Temperament and depressive symptoms: what is the direction of the association?
    Marko Elovainio
    University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland Electronic address
    J Affect Disord 170:203-12. 2015
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  30. doi request reprint Disruptive behavior in childhood and socioeconomic position in adulthood: a prospective study over 27 years
    Saija Alatupa
    IBS, Unit of Personality, Work and Health Psychology, University of Helsinki, P O Box 9, 00014, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Public Health 58:247-56. 2013
    ..We examined whether childhood disruptive behavior (aggressiveness, hyperactivity and social adjustment), predicts adulthood socioeconomic position (SEP), i.e., educational level, occupational status and income and social mobility...
  31. doi request reprint Personality traits of the five-factor model are associated with effort-reward imbalance at work: a population-based study
    Maria Törnroos
    IBS, University of Helsinki, Finland
    J Occup Environ Med 54:875-80. 2012
    ..This study examined the association between personality traits and work stress...
  32. doi request reprint Divergent influence of different type A dimensions on job strain and effort-reward imbalance
    Taina Hintsa
    Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, Finland
    J Occup Environ Med 52:1-7. 2010
    ..We examined whether different Type A behavior dimensions have divergent influence on work stress...
  33. pmc Chronic stress and the development of early atherosclerosis: moderating effect of endothelial dysfunction and impaired arterial elasticity
    Nadja Chumaeva
    Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 6:2934-49. 2009
    ..Significant interactions between FMD and VE, and between CAC and VE, for IMT were found in participants with the very lowest FMD and CAC. Thus, VE may be harmful if the endothelium is not working properly...
  34. doi request reprint Is dispositional optimism or dispositional pessimism predictive of ideal cardiovascular health? The Young Finns Study
    Anna Serlachius
    a Institute of Behavioural Sciences, the University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Psychol Health 30:1221-39. 2015
    ..We examined the independent association between dispositional optimism compared to dispositional pessimism and ideal cardiovascular health (defined by the American Heart Association)...
  35. ncbi request reprint Job strain and early atherosclerosis: the Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns study
    Mirka Hintsanen
    Department of Psychology, PUniversity of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Psychosom Med 67:740-7. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether job strain and social support are associated with early atherosclerosis measured by carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) in young adults...
  36. doi request reprint Associations between dimensional personality measures and preclinical atherosclerosis: the cardiovascular risk in Young Finns study
    Tom Rosenström
    IBS, Unit of Personality, Work and Health Psychology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Psychosom Res 72:336-43. 2012
    ..The analysis was designed to tolerate non-linear development in which the same personality profiles can have multiple final outcomes and different antecedent profiles can have the same final outcome...
  37. doi request reprint Five-factor personality traits and sleep: evidence from two population-based cohort studies
    Mirka Hintsanen
    Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki
    Health Psychol 33:1214-23. 2014
    ..The current study examines associations between five factor personality traits and average sleep duration, sleep deficiency, and sleep problems...
  38. doi request reprint Interleukin-6 gene polymorphism, chronic stress and atherosclerosis: interleukin-6-174G>C polymorphism, chronic stress and risk of early atherosclerosis in the Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study
    Nadja Chumaeva
    Institute of Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland
    J Psychosom Res 76:333-8. 2014
    ..We investigated whether the functional G174C polymorphism (rs1800795) of interleukin-6 gene is associated with vital exhaustion, a measure of chronic stress, or with preclinical atherosclerosis...
  39. pmc Sex differences in the combined effect of chronic stress with impaired vascular endothelium functioning and the development of early atherosclerosis: the Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns study
    Nadja Chumaeva
    Institute of Behavioral Sciences, University of Helsinki, PO Box 9, 00014 Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 10:34. 2010
    ....
  40. ncbi request reprint "Change in job strain and progression of atherosclerosis: The Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns study": Correction to Rosenström et al. (2011)
    Tom Rosenström
    Institute of Behavioural Sciences, Unit of Personality, Work and Health Psychology, University of Helsinki
    J Occup Health Psychol 16:201. 2011
    ..strain and progression of atherosclerosis: The Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns study" by Tom Rosenström, Mirka Hintsanen, Mika Kivimäki, Markus Jokela, Markus Juonala, Jorma S. Viikari, Olli T...
  41. doi request reprint Cumulative effect of psychosocial factors in youth on ideal cardiovascular health in adulthood: the Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study
    Laura Pulkki-Råback
    From IBS, Unit of Personality, Work, and Health, Institute of Behavioural Sciences L P R, M E, C H, J L, M H, M Jokela, T H, A s, L K J, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies L P R, and Department of Food and Environmental Sciences V M, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland M E Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA L D K Research Centre of Applied and Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Turku, Turku, Finland T L, K P, M Juonala, J V, O T R Department of Physical Activity and Health, Paavo Nurmi Centre, Sports and Exercise Medicine Unit, Turku, Finland K P School of Health Sciences, University of Tampere, Tampere, 80138
    Circulation 131:245-53. 2015
    ..The American Heart Association has defined a new metric of ideal cardiovascular health as part of its 2020 Impact Goals. We examined whether psychosocial factors in youth predict ideal cardiovascular health in adulthood...
  42. doi request reprint Longitudinal measurement invariance, stability and change of anger and cynicism
    Christian Hakulinen
    IBS, Unit of Personality, Work and Health Psychology, University of Helsinki, P O Box 9, 00014, Helsinki, Finland
    J Behav Med 37:434-44. 2014
    ..Altogether, anger and cynicism show measurement invariance and moderate stability from early adulthood to middle adulthood. ..
  43. doi request reprint Temporal and energetic characteristics of behavior predicting long-term job strain, job demands, and job control: a population-based study
    Taina Hintsa
    IBS, Psychology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Occup Environ Med 55:331-6. 2013
    ..To examine whether temporal and energetic characteristics of behavior contribute to perceived job strain and its components...
  44. pmc Does neuregulin-1 play a role in Type A behavior? The cardiovascular risk in young Finns study
    Helena M Service
    Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Behav Brain Funct 4:40. 2008
    ..abstract:..
  45. doi request reprint The interaction between serotonin receptor 2A and catechol-O-methyltransferase gene polymorphisms is associated with the novelty-seeking subscale impulsiveness
    Johanna Salo
    Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Psychiatr Genet 20:273-81. 2010
    ..Novelty seeking is a trait that has been consistently associated with problem behaviours. There is evidence for heritability of novelty seeking, but the molecular genetic basis of the trait is still widely unclear...
  46. doi request reprint Cloninger's temperament traits and inherited long QT syndrome
    Ilmari Määttänen
    Institute of Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Psychosom Res 71:245-9. 2011
    ..The objective of the present study was to examine the association between the symptom status of congenital long QT syndrome mutation carriers and their temperament...
  47. doi request reprint Temperament and character traits predict future burden of depression
    Tom Rosenström
    IBS, Unit of Personality, Work and Health Psychology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland Electronic address
    J Affect Disord 158:139-47. 2014
    ..Personality traits are associated with depressive symptoms and psychiatric disorders. Evidence for their value in predicting accumulation of future dysphoric episodes or clinical depression in long-term follow-up is limited, however...
  48. pmc Temperament clusters in a normal population: implications for health and disease
    Jaana Wessman
    Helsinki Institute for Information Technology and Department of Computer Science, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    PLoS ONE 7:e33088. 2012
    ..The object of this study was to identify temperament patterns in the Finnish population, and to determine the relationship between these profiles and life habits, socioeconomic status, and health...