|Document ID (ISN)||111857|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1232-1087 - International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Kortum E., Leka S., Cox T.
||Psychosocial risks and work-related stress in developing countries: Health impact, priorities, barriers and solutions
||2010, Vol.23, No.3, p.225-238. Illus. 56 ref.
||Psychosocial_risks.pdf [in English]
||This paper focuses on knowledge of potential health impact of psychosocial risks and preliminary priorities for action, and discusses potential barriers and solutions to addressing psychosocial risks and work-related stress in developing countries. This research applied a mixed methodology including semi-structured interviews, two rounds of an online Delphi survey and four focus groups. High concern was expressed for the need to address psychosocial risks and work-related stress and their health impact. Developing country experts' knowledge about these issues was comparable to knowledge from industrialized countries; however, application of expert knowledge was reported to be weak in developing countries. Socio-economic conditions were regarded as important considerations. Priorities to be addressed were identified, and barriers to implementing possible solutions were proposed.
||state of health; psychology and sociology; mental health; stress factors; developing countries
||stress studies; survey; economic aspects; social aspects
||D - Periodical articles
||Psychology and sociology
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
||OSH in developing countries