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Document ID (ISN)77562
CIS number 01-1859
ISSN - Serial title 0007-9936 - Cahiers de médecine interprofessionnelle
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Jarzuel Y., Simonnet-Trucy C.
Title Comparative study of occupational stress in the enterprise
Original title Etude comparée du stress en entreprise [in French]
Bibliographic information 2000, Vol.40, No.3, p.277-284. Illus. 15 ref.
Abstract Over a period of six months, two occupational physicians studied the stress affecting 277 randomly-selected employees in the greater Paris region. Combined, occupational and non-occupational stress levels were rated simultaneously and independently by the physician and the employee on a visual analogical scale (VAS) during start-of-employment or regular medical examinations. The questionnaires were matched and the ratings compared. Results show that average stress levels experienced by workers are generally low, in particular with respect to their personal lives. Work location, the sex of the worker and the type of medical examination had an influence on the level of stress. However, no significant differences were found as a function of age, nationality or level of education. Evaluations made by the physicians and the employees agree moderately at the individual level but very well on average, for all three types of stress. These results suggest that occupational physicians are capable of making precise assessments of stress and that VAS is an appropriate measuring tool.
Descriptors (primary) stress factors; stress evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) professional status; France; questionnaire survey; age-linked differences; comparative study; statistical evaluation; medical examinations; industrial physicians; sex-linked differences
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental stress and burnout