|Document ID (ISN)||77562|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0007-9936 - Cahiers de médecine interprofessionnelle
|Convention or series no.
||Jarzuel Y., Simonnet-Trucy C.
||Comparative study of occupational stress in the enterprise
||Etude comparée du stress en entreprise [in French]|
||2000, Vol.40, No.3, p.277-284. Illus. 15 ref.
||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.
||stress factors; stress evaluation
||professional status; France; questionnaire survey; age-linked differences; comparative study; statistical evaluation; medical examinations; industrial physicians; sex-linked differences
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Psychology and sociology
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
||Mental stress and burnout