|Document ID (ISN)||108739|
|Convention or series no.
||Hecker D., Galais N., Moser K.
Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin
||Unusual career paths and false perceptions of stress
||Atypische Erwerbsverläufe und wahrgenommene Fehlbelastungen [in German]|
||Wirtschaftsverlag NW, Postfach 10 11 10, 27511 Bremerhaven, Germany, 2006. 85p. Illus. 32 ref. Price: EUR 12.00.
||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.
||part-time employment; terms of employment; stress factors; intermittent work
||Germany; stress studies; evaluation of technique; reliability
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
||Psychology and sociology
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
Mental stress and burnout