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Document ID (ISN)102822
CIS number 03-1982
ISSN - Serial title 0267-8373 - Work and Stress
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Chen W.Q., Wong T.W., Yu T.S., Lin Y.Z., Cooper C.L.
Title Determinants of perceived occupational stress among Chinese offshore oil workers
Bibliographic information Oct.-Dec. 2003, Vol.17, No.4, p.287-305. 62 ref.
Abstract In this study aimed at exploring the determinants of perceived sources of occupational stress among workers in the rapidly expanding Chinese offshore oil industry, 567 workers in a state-owned oil company were surveyed by means of a questionnaire. Items covered included occupational stress and Type A behaviour, social support and socio-demographic data. Using factor analyses, nine sources of stress were identified. Better-educated workers perceived more stress from the interface between their job and family or social life and career achievement, but less stress from ergonomics. Type A workers perceived more stress from career achievement and the living environment. Social support was significantly associated with four sources of stress. Workers with different job titles perceived stress from different sources. Findings imply that different strategies and methods need to be applied to different occupational groups and to workers with different personalities and socio-demographic characteristics.
Descriptors (primary) subjective assessment; offshore oil extraction; stress factors
Descriptors (secondary) China; non-occupational factors; psychology of work organization; character; social aspects; conditions of work; questionnaire survey; stress studies; stress evaluation; ergonomics
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceChina; Hong Kong; United Kingdom
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Petroleum and natural gas industry
Mental stress and burnout