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Job Stress Survey

  1. Charles D. Spielberger

Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0478

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

How to Cite

Spielberger, C. D. 2010. Job Stress Survey. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1.

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  1. University of South Florida

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

Abstract

Negative effects of stress in the workplace on the health and well-being of workers have been observed throughout human history. The phrase “mad as a hatter” came into the English language long before anyone knew that mercury in the materials used in making hats affected the central nervous system (Kahn, 1981). In the nineteenth century, descriptions of the “black lung” disease of coal miners recognized a causal link between a hazardous work environment and a particular physical disorder. The World Health Organization has noted that “…occupational health and the well-being of working people are crucial prerequisites for productivity and are of utmost importance for overall socioeconomic and sustainable development” (2000, p. 2). In a recent survey by Northwestern National Life, many employees viewed their jobs as the number one stressor in their lives.

Keywords:

  • JSS;
  • job stress;
  • job pressure;
  • organizational support