Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Hershcovis, M. S. and Reich, T. C. 2010. Occupational Stress. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
Occupational stress poses a significant threat to the health and well-being of employees as well as potential costs to organizations. Occupational stressors are stress-producing events or conditions in an organization and can include factors associated with one's work role (e.g., role ambiguity, overload, work-family conflict, and interpersonal conflict), the social context of the work environment (e.g., workplace aggression, injustice, sexual harassment), and the physical work environment (e.g., safety, spatial organization, ambient environment).
- job demands;
- role theory;