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Document ID (ISN)108539
CIS number 08-1244
Year 2007
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report 518
Author(s) Beswick J., Rogers K., Corbett E., Binch S., Jackson K.
Health and Safety Executive
Title An analysis of the prevalence and distribution of stress in the construction industry
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2007. viii, 81p. Illus. 47 ref.
Internet access http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr518.pdf [in English]
Abstract Although when compared with other industries, the construction sector has relatively low levels of reported work-related stress, it is still a topic of concern. This research was undertaken to gain a greater understanding of the level, causes and extent of work-related stress within the construction industry. A postal survey was conducted among a sample of construction industry workers to investigate work-related stress. The survey findings were also discussed with industry stakeholders on completion of the survey. In total, 1732 questionnaires were returned (response rate 35%), with an over-representation of large companies and certain job types. However, the results provide an interesting insight into the level and extent of reported work-related stress within the industry. Approximately 23.2% reported that they have suffered from an illness caused by or made worse by stress on their job or during work done in the past. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; construction industry; risk factors; mental stress; stress factors
Descriptors (secondary) report; questionnaire survey; frequency rates; stress evaluation; stress studies
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Construction industry and civil engineering
Mental stress and burnout