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Document ID (ISN)100631
CIS number 02-1997
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2343-2
Year 2002
Convention or series no. HSE Contract Research Report CRR 427/2002
Author(s) Daniels K., Harris C., Briner R.B.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Understanding the risks of stress: A cognitive approach
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2002. vi, 106p. Illus. 140 ref. Price: GBP 20.00.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract The systematic assessment of psychosocial hazards in the workplace is required under health and safety legislation. In this report, mental models of psychosocial hazards are explored. It is found that people have elaborate mental models of psychosocial hazards, that these mental models predict subsequent levels of important personal and organizational phenomena such as well-being and performance, and that variation in mental models of psychosocial hazards might be explained by a limited number of dimensions. An instrument to assess mental models of psychosocial hazards was developed and validated. Finally, the implications of a cognitive approach for psychosocial risk management are discussed, and the use of the instrument is explained.
Descriptors (primary) psychology and sociology; stress factors; human behaviour
Descriptors (secondary) human relations; United Kingdom; report; psychology of work organization; mathematical models; conditions of work; hazard evaluation; questionnaire survey; mental health
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Psychological factors
Mental stress and burnout