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Document ID (ISN)78569
CIS number 02-982
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Espino C.M., Sundstrom S.M., Frick H.L., Jacobs M., Peters M.
Title International business travel: Impact on families and travellers
Bibliographic information May 2002, Vol.59, No.5, p.309-322. 20 ref.
Abstract To assess the impact of international business travel on travellers and their families, a questionnaire survey was conducted among spouses and staff of the World Bank. Half the spouse sample (n=533) and almost 75% of the staff sample (n=102) reported high or very high stress due to business travel. Female spouses, those with children, and younger spouses reported greater stress. The survey also allowed the gaining of further insight into how business travel affects families, and how families cope. Lengthy and frequent travel and frequent changes in travel dates affect many spouses and children (particularly young children) negatively and the strain on families contributes significantly to the stress staff feel about their travel. Policies or management practices that take into consideration family activities and give staff greater leeway in controlling and refusing travel may help relieve stress.
Descriptors (primary) international governmental organizations (non UN); work time schedules; executives; air transport; stress factors; continuous work
Descriptors (secondary) non-occupational factors; adaptation of man to work; children; women; World Bank; questionnaire survey; work organization
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental stress and burnout
Air transportation
Hours of work