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Document ID (ISN)110980
CIS number 10-0597
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Buddeberg-Fischer B., Stamm M., Buddeberg C., Klaghofer R.
Title Chronic stress experience in young physicians: Impact of person- and workplace-related factors
Bibliographic information Apr. 2010, Vol.83, No.4, p.373-379. 44 ref.
Abstract The objectives of this study were to investigate and compare the relative impact of workplace-related factors and personal characteristics on chronic psychosocial stress experience in young physicians. A cohort of Swiss medical school graduates was followed up, beginning in 2001. In their fourth and eighth year after graduation, 443 physicians answered a questionnaire addressing their workplace conditions, effort-reward imbalance, professional and emotional support and personal characteristics. The chronic stress experience was measured by the Trier Inventory for the Assessment of Chronic Stress-Screening Subscale of Chronic Stress (TICS-SCSS), seven years after graduation. The model of influencing factors on chronic stress experience was tested with a hierarchical regression analysis. Findings are discussed. It is a matter of concern that young physicians report feeling chronically stressed early in their professional career.
Descriptors (primary) Switzerland; psychology of work organization; health care personnel; stress factors; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) stress studies; questionnaire survey; cohort study; statistical evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Psychology of work organization
Health care services