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Psychosocial and organizational factors.

Authors
Sauter SL; Murphy LR; Hurrell JJ; Levi L; Karasek R; Caplan RD; Orth-Gomer K; Frankenhaeuser M; Monk TH; Stokols D; Smith MJ; Ganster D; Salvendy G; Schleifer LM; Jex SM; Piotrkowski CS; Barling J; Ivanoevich JM; Vinokur AD; Tolsma D; Cooper CL; Smith M; Tetrick LE; Rousseau DM; Shell RL; Gowing MK; Nelson DL; Campbell Quick J; Lindstrom K; Jenkins CD; Ouellette SC; Schaubroeck JM; Burke RJ; Corneil DW; Barnett RC; Puryear Keita G; Steptoe A; Pollard TM; Shirom A; War P; Ursin H; Theorell T; Johnson JV; Suls J; Fox BH; Lim SY; Swanson NG; Muntamer C; Eaton WW; Maslach C; Cartwright S
Source
Encyclopaedia of occupational health and safety, fourth edition. JM Stellman ed., Geneva, Switzerland: International Labour Organization, 1998 Jan; 1:34.1-34.71
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20027960
Abstract
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.
Keywords
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
Publication Date
19980101
Document Type
Chapter
Editors
Stellman JM; Sauter SL; Murphy LR; Hurrell JJ; Levi L
Fiscal Year
1998
ISBN No.
9789221092032
NIOSH Division
DBBS; DSHEFS
Source Name
Encyclopaedia of occupational health and safety, fourth edition
State
OH
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division