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Document ID (ISN)77826
CIS number 01-1868
ISBN(s) 84-7425-581-3
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Oncins de Frutos M., Nogareda Cuixart C, Pérez Bilbao J., Fidalgo Vega M.
Title Control of work, a stress-moderating factor
Original title El control de trabajo, factor moderador del estrés [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, 2001. 77p. Illus. 51 ref.
Abstract This booklet addresses the issue of autonomy and decision latitude of workers as stress-moderating factors, based on the principle according to which it is easier to adapt and reach a balanced relationship with one's environment if one has control. Following a presentation of several control models, it defines objective factors (control on demands or on the task) and subjective factors (personal perception of degree of control), as well as the concept of social support. Finally, various methods for evaluating the degree of autonomy of a job, as well as intervention possibilities are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) work involving responsibility; stress factors; conditions of work; human behaviour
Descriptors (secondary) psychology and sociology; workers' participation; stress studies
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental stress and burnout
Psychological factors
Workers' participation