Managing Workplace Stress: Psychosocial Hazard Risk Profiles in Public and Private Sector Australia

D’Aleo, Nina, Stebbins, Peter, Lowe, Roger D., Lees, Danielle, & Ham, David (2007) Managing Workplace Stress: Psychosocial Hazard Risk Profiles in Public and Private Sector Australia. Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling, 13(2), pp. 68-87.

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The present research examined the perceptions of Australian employees on dimensions of workplace stress. The sample included 664 male (n = 234) and female (n = 430) workers from the public (n = 559) and private (n = 105) sectors. Participants completed the Health and Safety Executive Indicator Tool as a measure of workplace stress. Results indicated that private sector employees rated their employers as being more effective in managing workplace stress, while employees in both sectors rated their employers as less effective in managing Job Content stressors than Job Context stressors. Compared with normative benchmarks, employees overall also reported risks of stress associated with Relationships and Role. Implications of these findings and suggestions for future research were discussed.

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ID Code: 15423
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal's website (see hypertext link) or contact the author.
Keywords: workplace stress, risk profiles, public and private sectors
DOI: 10.1375/jrc.13.2.68
ISSN: 1323-8922
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Australian Academic Press
Deposited On: 31 Oct 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 14:28

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