Work Place Stress

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  • Work Place Stress
    • Sources: physical environment (space, noise, temp,etc), work overload, lack of control, role ambiguity (work roles undefined)
    • Research studies: Karasek (1979), Marmot et al (1991 & 1997), Johansson et al (1978) and Schaubroeck (2001)
    • Evaluation
      • Extraneous variables - e.g. personality of participants can't be changed - type  A personalities are attrached to stressful jobs
      • Job control - In Karasek's model high control jobs are said to be less stressful however Schaubroeck found that some employees that have high control jobs have a high level of work place stress as they lack the ability to handle it
      • Individuals differences - research shows that  other cultures show a similar relationship between lack of control & stress related illnesses.
        • However, not all the workers with 'stressful' jobs became ill. These individual differences are important in stress research
          • Extraneous variables - e.g. personality of participants can't be changed - type  A personalities are attrached to stressful jobs

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