Workplace stress

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  • Workplace Stress
    • Johansson
      • Swedish saw mill, increased workload/ responsibility causes stress
        • Therefore stress related illness
        • 14 Finishers, high workload, no time to socialise ,high responsibility- there productivity determined workforces wages = high stress
          • Measured adrenaline/ noradrenaline on work and rest days
            • Kept records of absenteeism
              • They found finishers were more stressed even on rest days and more absenteeism
                • Showing workload and responsibility causes stress and stress related illness
                • Small sample, too many external factors , ethnocentric, same place for both groups
        • 10 cleaners = low stress
    • Marmot
      • lower job control = stress.... therefore stress related illness
        • 7'000 civil servants in a year 5yr longitudinal study
          • High grade ( high control ) = low stress
          • Low grade ( low control ) = high stress
            • 2x more likely to get CHD
              • Therefore low control = stress illness due to immune suppression
                • Large sample, ecological validity, can't control all variables, ethnocentric
    • Factors which cause stress
      • High workload
      • High responsbility
      • Role ambiguity
      • Physical environment
  • Showing workload and responsibility causes stress and stress related illness

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