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Document ID (ISN)107951
CIS number 08-496
ISSN - Serial title 0267-8373 - Work and Stress
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Dollard M., Skinner N., Tuckey M.R., Bailey T.
Title National surveillance of psychosocial risk factors in the workplace: An international overview
Bibliographic information Jan.-Mar. 2007, Vol.21, No.1, p.1-29. 106 ref.
Abstract The national surveillance of psychosocial risk factors in the workplace is useful for recording the changing work environment, developing policies and programmes to prevent stress and promoting mental and physical health and well-being at work. This article reviews, from an Australian perspective, 35 national surveillance systems across 20 different countries in Europe and North America, together with an additional four multi-country systems for psychosocial risks. It describes the scope and sampling methodology of each system, for which it also provides an overall evaluation. Findings are discussed, with emphasis on subject areas likely to be of increasing concern in the future: additional psychosocial risks; emotional labour; workplace bullying; acute vs. chronic exposure to workplace stressors; organizational justice; organizational change; positive psychological states and well-being.
Descriptors (primary) psychology and sociology; risk factors; stress factors; mental health
Descriptors (secondary) Australia; national organization; comparative study; reliability; role of government; state of health
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental health
Psychological factors
Mental stress and burnout