Cultural determinants of stress in the construction industry

Wong, Johnny, Teo, Melissa, & Cheung, Yan Ki Fiona (2010) Cultural determinants of stress in the construction industry. In Wang, Yaowu , Yang, Jay, Shen, Geoffrey Q.P., & Wong, Johnny (Eds.) Proceedings of 2010 International Conference On Construction & Real Estate Management, China Architecture & Building Press and indexed by ISTP and ISSHP, Royal on the Park Hotel, Brisbane, Queensland, pp. 44-49.

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The need to better understand and deal with workplace stress has major implications for the construction industry, especially on a project level, because of its potential to directly impact on site productivity and safety, and ultimately, the achievement of project objectives. While there has been some understanding of the effect of workplace stress within the construction industry, the majority of these studies have explored individual determinants of workplace stress among construction professionals such as architects, engineers, quantity surveyors etc. To date, very little research has focused on workplace stress as encountered by construction site operatives. This is an important research deficiency as construction site operatives typically make up a significant percentage of on-site workforce and contribute most directly to project success. To address this imbalance in research, this paper proposes a theoretical framework to better understand site operatives’ experience of stress from a cultural perspective on three levels: individual, project and organizational which has been largely neglected in previous studies.

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ID Code: 38413
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Yan Ki Fiona Cheung is the maiden name of Fiona Lamari
Keywords: culture, stress, construction project, operatives
ISBN: 9787112126125
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 [Please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 10 Nov 2010 23:04
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2014 01:49

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