|Document ID (ISN)||102822|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0267-8373 - Work and Stress
|Convention or series no.
||Chen W.Q., Wong T.W., Yu T.S., Lin Y.Z., Cooper C.L.
||Determinants of perceived occupational stress among Chinese offshore oil workers
||Oct.-Dec. 2003, Vol.17, No.4, p.287-305. 62 ref.
||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.
||subjective assessment; offshore oil extraction; stress factors
||China; non-occupational factors; psychology of work organization; character; social aspects; conditions of work; questionnaire survey; stress studies; stress evaluation; ergonomics
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||China; Hong Kong; United Kingdom|
||Psychology and sociology
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
||Petroleum and natural gas industry
Mental stress and burnout