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Sources of stress among machine paced letter sorting machine operators.
Hurrell-JJ Jr.; Smith-MJ
Proceedings of the International Conference on Machine-Pacing and Occupational Stress. Salvendy G, ed., Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1981 Jun; :334-344
Sources of job stress among 3205 machine paced postal workers were examined in a presentation to the 1981 International Conference on Machine Pacing and Occupational Stress. Questionnaires designed to examine perceived job stressors and to characterize health status were mailed to the workers. A wide variety of job factors believed to produce stress were sampled along with a large number of strain consequences reflecting emotional behavior and health difficulties. Task satisfaction had the greatest influence upon perceptions of job stress and contributed heavily to work related self esteem and content free job satisfaction. Work related self esteem and content free job satisfaction were important determinants of both mental and physical health. The authors conclude that dissatisfaction with the task directly effects occupational self esteem and global job satisfaction and indirectly effects physical health and effective states.
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-80-0002; Health-surveys; Mental-stress; Occupational-psychology; Psychological-factors; Psychological-effects; Psychological-responses;
Proceedings of the International Conference on Machine-Pacing and Occupational Stress
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