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Document ID (ISN)111857
CIS number 11-0590
ISSN - Serial title 1232-1087 - International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kortum E., Leka S., Cox T.
Title Psychosocial risks and work-related stress in developing countries: Health impact, priorities, barriers and solutions
Bibliographic information 2010, Vol.23, No.3, p.225-238. Illus. 56 ref.
Internet access Psychosocial_risks.pdf [in English]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) state of health; psychology and sociology; mental health; stress factors; developing countries
Descriptors (secondary) stress studies; survey; economic aspects; social aspects
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) OSH in developing countries
Psychological factors