Cognitive Factors' Influence on the Expression and Reporting of Work-Related Stress
There is debate over the extent to which psychosocial hazards really influence occupational ill-health, or whether findings from research reflect individual differences, related to factors such as personality and attitudes. That is, whether work conditions, individual differences, or a combination of both influence stress-related illness.
This debate has many implications:
- for our understanding of work-related stress
- for the extent to which changes in organisational practice can reasonably be expected to reduce stress-related illnesses
- for the means of assessing stress-related illness to gauge the success or otherwise of interventions.
This research seeks to examine aspects of this debate and outline some of the implications for policy and organisational practice.