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Document ID (ISN)109716
CIS number 09-735
ISSN - Serial title 0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ayers K.M.S., Thomson W.M., Newton J.T., Rich A.M.
Title Job stressors of New Zealand dentists and their coping strategies
Bibliographic information 2008, Vol.58, No.4, p.275-281. 25 ref.
Abstract The aim of this study was to investigate job stressors and coping strategies among New Zealand dentists by means of a nationwide postal survey of a representative sample of 700 dentists. The response rate was 65%. The most commonly-reported stressors were treating difficult children (52%), constant time pressure (48%) and maintaining high levels of concentration (43%). The strategies most utilized for managing work-related stress included interactions with people (78%), sports (64%) and forgetting about work (59%). There were differences in the strategies used by male and female practitioners. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) New Zealand; psychology of work organization; risk factors; stress factors; dental services
Descriptors (secondary) human relations; physical fitness; concentration ability; social aspects; questionnaire survey; sex-linked differences; mental health
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom; New Zealand
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Health care services
Psychology of work organization
Psychological factors
Mental stress and burnout