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Document ID (ISN)103679
CIS number 04-749
Year 2001
Convention or series no. NTP 603-2001
Author(s) Vega MartÝnez S.
Title Psychosocial risk: the demand-control-support model (I)
Original title Riesgo psicosocial: el modelo demanda-control-apoyo social (I) [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, Ediciones y Publicaciones, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, 2001. 6p. Illus. 9 ref.
Internet access http://internet.mtas.es/Insht/ntp/ntp_603.htm [in Spanish]
Abstract This information note discusses a psychosocial risk model based on the psychosocial characteristics of work and developed by R. Karasek et al. to describe and analyse work situations that give rise to chronic stress. Contents: description of the three dimensions of the model (psychological demand, control, social support); model predictions (risks of stress-related disorders, passive or active behaviour of the worker as a function of the degree of autonomy and the psychosocial requirements of the job); recent data on exposure to psychosocial hazards (results of a national survey of 1999 and a European survey of 2000 on working conditions, analysis of the distribution of occupations as a function of work autonomy and time pressures, predisposition to stress). The effects of occupational stress on health, instruments of psychosocial evaluation and preventive interventions with respect to the three dimensions of the model are covered in the notice NTP 604-2001 (CIS 04-750).
Descriptors (primary) Spain; stress factors; conditions of work; psychology and sociology
Descriptors (secondary) psychology of work organization; data sheet; hazard evaluation
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Psychological factors
Mental stress and burnout