Organization of Work: Farm Stress Survey
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Farm Stress Survey
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- Decision making processes
- Job content
- Job control
- Job demands (or expectations)
- Management of health and safety
- Personnel (staffing, development)
- Resources (e.g.; infrastructure)
- Social supports / relations
- Workforce management
- Work schedules (work hours)
- Work rules
- Job (in)security
- Role strain (or uncertainty)
Occupation and Sector Specificity
Sector(s): Agriculture, primarily family farms
Name and Size of Work Organization and/or Workplace Psychosocial Measures
Age-appropriate tasks (18 items)
Decision making (8 items)
Job hazards (14 items)
Responsibility (9 items)
Social support (15 items)
Structural supports / impediments (12 items)
Supervising children & adolescents (12 items)
Workload and hours (12 items)
Other Content Areas Included in the Instrument
Mental health measures (2 items)
Physical health measures (1 item)
Life events, farm & family economics, attitudes about children working (6 items)
Developmental Status of the Instrument
Initial stages of development; not field-tested.
Reliability and Validity Information (or Relevant Citation)
Focus groups and initial development of this instrument are described in: Kidd PT, Scharf, and Veazie M (1996) Linking stress and injury in the farming environment: A secondary analysis of qualitative data. Health Education Quarterly, 23(2):224-237.
Heaney CA (1994) Farm stressor inventory: Development and early assessment. Unpublished report prepared for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
Accessibility of the Instrument
Where to Obtain a Copy of the Instrument
Send an e-mail to Ted Scharf at firstname.lastname@example.org.