|Document ID (ISN)||108539|
|Convention or series no.
||HSE Research Report 518
||Beswick J., Rogers K., Corbett E., Binch S., Jackson K.
Health and Safety Executive
||An analysis of the prevalence and distribution of stress in the construction industry
||HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2007. viii, 81p. Illus. 47 ref.
||http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr518.pdf [in English]
||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.
||United Kingdom; construction industry; risk factors; mental stress; stress factors
||report; questionnaire survey; frequency rates; stress evaluation; stress studies
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
Industries and occupations
||Construction industry and civil engineering
Mental stress and burnout