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Document ID (ISN)107631
CIS number 08-248
ISBN(s) 978-83-7072-428-3
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Terelak J. F.
Title Occupational stress: Psychological characteristics of selected stressful occupations
Original title Stres zawodowy: charakterystyka psychologiczna wybranych zawodˇw stresowych [in Polish]
Bibliographic information Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Kardynała Stefana Wyszyńskiego, ul. Dewajtis 5, 01-815 Warszawa, Poland, 2007. 637p. Illus. Approx 1000 ref.
Abstract The findings of several empirical studies aimed at identifying the causes of occupational stress and psychological determinants of effective coping with stress are presented. The following occupations were studied: local government administration, theatre actors, customs officers, brokers, computer scientists, call centre operators, air traffic controllers, physicians, sailors, managers, teachers, nurses, military pilots, policemen, stewardesses, firemen and military men. For each of these occupations, the psychological characteristics of the job and the sources of stress are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) psychology and sociology; human behaviour; mental stress; stress factors; psychology of work organization
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; mental health; job-exposure relation; stress studies; research; conditions of work
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvincePoland
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental stress and burnout
Psychology of work organization
Psychological factors