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Document ID (ISN)77752
CIS number 01-1866
ISBN(s) 0-7176-1910-9
Year 2000
Convention or series no. HSE Contract Research Report CRR 311/2000
Author(s) Smith V., Brice C., Collins A., Matthews V., McNamara R.
Health and Safety Executive
Title The scale of occupational stress: A further analysis of the impact of demographic factors and type of job
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2000. viii, 61p. 7 ref. Price: GBP 15.00.
Abstract A recent survey of a population sample showed that approximately 20% of workers in the United Kingdom reported very high or extremely high levels of stress at work. Preliminary analyses of the data reported in HSE Contract Research Report 265/2000 (see CIS 00-1497) suggested that the scale of stress may vary considerably. The present report describes further analyses to identify factors associated with perceptions of stress at work. Reported stress was found to be higher for middle aged workers (30-50 year olds), workers educated to degree level, widowed, divorced or separated persons and in non-white ethnic groups. Gender had little overall effect. Reported stress was greater in full-time employment than part-time employment, and increased with salary and social level. Reported stress was found to be highest in teachers, health care workers and managers.
Descriptors (primary) subjective assessment; mental stress; stress factors
Descriptors (secondary) race-linked differences; United Kingdom; report; part-time employment; social aspects; stress evaluation; health care personnel; teaching; age-linked differences; survey
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Precarious employment
Mental stress and burnout