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Ecological model of occupational stress. Application to urban firefighters.

Authors
Salazar-MK; Beaton-R
Source
AAOHN J 2000 Oct; 48(10):470-479
NIOSHTIC No.
20024340
Abstract
1. Multiple individual and organizational barriers make it difficult for occupational health nurses and other providers to understand and handle stress in the workplace. 2. Recent research suggests adverse health effects resulting from occupational stress are more related to the context or conditions of work than workers' characteristics. 3. The ecological approach described in this article provides a means to examine the context in which stress occurs through an analysis of four levels of influence. The levels of influence include the microsystem, the organizational system, the peri-organizational system, and the extra-organizational system. 4. Through a careful analysis using this approach, an identification of the entire spectrum of factors contributing to the occurrence of workplace stressors can be identified, and more effective interventions addressing existing and potential problems related to occupational stress can be developed.
Keywords
Ecological-systems; Occupational-health; Stress; Job-stress; Job-analysis; Nurses; Nursing; Health-care-personnel; Worker-health; Work-environment
CODEN
AAJOEP
Publication Date
20001001
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Amount
327060
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2001
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R18-OH-003559
Issue of Publication
10
ISSN
0891-0162
Source Name
AAOHN Journal - American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Journal
State
WA
Performing Organization
Washington University, Seattle, Washington
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