Organization of Work: Occupational Stress Index (OSI)
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Occupational Stress Index (OSI)
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- Benefits and compensation systems
- Decision making processes
- Job content
- Labor relations
- Management of health and safety
- Organizational culture or climate
- Organizational structure (or restructuring)
- Performance monitoring / incentives
- Quality and process management initiatives
- Social supports / relations
- Workforce management
- Work schedules (work hours)
- Work rules
Occupation and Sector Specificity
Occupation(s): Generic, and specific for professional drivers, physicians, nurses, teachers, and those who work daily with computers.
Sector(s): Generic, and specific for transportation, health care, education.
Name and Size of Work Organization and/or Workplace Psychosocial Measures
Aversive physical exposures (7 items)
Conflict and uncertainty (15 items)
Disaster potential (9 items)
Extrinsic time pressure (5 items)
High demand (20 items)
Strictness (12 items)
Underload (11 items)
Other Content Areas Included in the Instrument
Developmental Status of the Instrument
Instrument used widely; well-defined properties.
Other: Swedish, Bosnian and Serbian. Translation and back-translation is ongoing in a number of other languages.
Reliability and Validity Information (or Relevant Citation)
Belkic K, The Occupational Stress Index: An Approach Derived from Cognitive Ergonomics and Brain Research for Clinical Practice, Cambridge International Science Publishers, 2003 ISBN: 1-898326-02-9.
Belkic K, Occupation-specific versus general self-report measures to assess psychosocial workplace exposures: dilemmas and potential solutions to bridge the gap. X2001 – Exposure Assessment in Epidemiology and Practice, Arbete och Halsa, pp. 258-260.
Accessibility of the Instrument
Where to Obtain a Copy of the Instrument
email@example.com or Karen.Belkic@radfys.ki.se