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Document ID (ISN)78007
CIS number 02-492
ISSN - Serial title 1080-3548 - International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Widerszal-Bazyl M., Cieślak R.
Title Monitoring psychosocial stress at work: Development of the psychosocial working conditions questionnaire
Bibliographic information 2000, Special issue, p.59-70. Illus. 21 ref.
Abstract Many studies on the impact of psychosocial working conditions on health prove that psychosocial stress at work is an important risk factor for workers' health and should be constantly monitored as are other work hazards. The paper presents a newly-developed approach for stress monitoring, the Psychosocial Working Conditions Questionnaire (PWC). It consists of 3 main scales, Job Demands, Job Control and Social Support, and 2 additional scales adapted from the Occupational Stress Questionnaire, Well-Being and Desired Changes. The study of 8 occupational groups (bank and insurance specialists, medical personnel, construction workers, shop assistants, public administration workers, computer scientists, public transport drivers and teachers) indicates that PWC has satisfactory psychometric parameters.
Descriptors (primary) psychology and sociology; stress factors; questionnaire survey
Descriptors (secondary) human relations; mental workload; social aspects; stress evaluation; conditions of work
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvincePoland
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Psychological factors
Mental stress and burnout