|Document ID (ISN)||68483|
|ISSN - Serial title
||Cahiers de médecine du travail - Cahiers voor arbeidsgeneeskunde
|Convention or series no.
||De Keyser V., Hansez I.
||Towards a transactional perspective on stress at work: Methodological evaluation choices
||Vers une perspective transactionnelle du stress au travail: pistes d'évaluations méthodologiques [in French]|
||1996, Vol.33, No.3, p.133-144. Illus. 33 ref.
||This article explores methodological evaluation pathways for studying stress at work. The approach is based on a definition of stress that depends on the control of the situation and that adopts a transactional concept of psychological stress at work, one that puts the emphasis on the importance of personal evaluation of the situation and on the processes of coping. It surveys the indicators used by work stress researchers and the limitations of these indicators. Principal methodological problems discussed: difficulties in establishing causal relationships; the issues discriminating and convergent validity; demonstrating the effects of chronicity; reliability of measures. Examples drawn from a hospital environment illustrate the discussion.
||occupational psychology; mental stress; evaluation of technique
||round-up; case study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Belgium|
||Psychology and sociology
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
Mental stress and burnout