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Document ID (ISN)108739
CIS number 08-1247
ISBN(s) 3-86509-530-5
Year 2006
Convention or series no. Fb 1075
Author(s) Hecker D., Galais N., Moser K.
Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin
Title Unusual career paths and false perceptions of stress
Original title Atypische Erwerbsverläufe und wahrgenommene Fehlbelastungen [in German]
Bibliographic information Wirtschaftsverlag NW, Postfach 10 11 10, 27511 Bremerhaven, Germany, 2006. 85p. Illus. 32 ref. Price: EUR 12.00.
Abstract The aim of this project was to develop a tool for the evaluation of stress factors among workers with unusual career paths (discontinuities, frequent changes of employers, occupations or locations). A questionnaire comprising six scales was developed for evaluating stress in these atypical employees. The tool was evaluated in a preliminary qualitative study involving 45 workers and was pre-tested on 167 subjects. The validation of the questionnaire was next carried out during a survey of 384 subjects. The reliability was found to be high. Overall, high stress levels were found among groups of short-term and temporary workers, while it was low among fixed employees. Among workers where there was a discrepancy between their effective and desired employment status, stress levels were higher. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) part-time employment; terms of employment; stress factors; intermittent work
Descriptors (secondary) Germany; stress studies; evaluation of technique; reliability
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Precarious employment
Mental stress and burnout