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Psychosocial and organizational factors.
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Encyclopaedia of occupational health and safety: the body, health care, management and policy, tools and approaches, fourth edition. JM Stellman ed. Geneva, Switzerland: International Labour Office, 1998 Nov; 1:34.1-34.71
The aim of this chapter is to provide an overview of current knowledge on conditions which lead to stress at work and associated health and safety problems. These conditions, which are commonly referred to as psychosocial factors, include aspects of the job and work environment such as organizational climate or culture, work roles, interpersonal relationships at work, and the design and content of tasks (e.g., variety, meaning, scope, repetitiveness, etc.). The concept of psychosocial factors extends also to the extra-organizational environment (e.g.. domestic demands) and aspects of the individual (e.g., personality and attitudes) which may influence the development of stress at work. Frequently, the expressions work organization or organizational factors are used interchangeably with psychosocial factors in reference to working conditions which may lead to stress.
Job-stress; Mental-stress; Mental-fatigue; Models; Risk-factors; Risk-analysis; Psychological-stress; Psychological-fatigue; Physiological-stress; Physiological-fatigue; Workers; Worker-health; Ergonomics; Workplace-monitoring; Job-analysis; Behavior-patterns; Behavior; Cardiovascular-disease; Cancer; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Mental-illness
Encyclopaedia of occupational health and safety: the body, health care, management and policy, tools and approaches, fourth edition
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