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Occupational Strain and Efficacy: Costs, Theory, and Intervention

  • Maureen F. Dollard
  • Helen R. Winefield
  • Anthony H. Winefield

Abstract

Organisations have become increasingly concerned about the issue of work stress because of the costly negative consequences to both the worker and the organisation. Reduced performance, increased absenteeism, mistakes, and sick days, are some organisational outcomes that have serious economic consequences for the organisation. For the worker, increased psychological distress, job dissatisfaction, and increased symptoms of burnout and physical illness, can result from exposure to hazardous psychosocial work conditions.

Keywords

Emotional Exhaustion Work Stress Personal Accomplishment Participatory Action Research Occupational Stress 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Maureen F. Dollard
    • 1
  • Helen R. Winefield
    • 2
  • Anthony H. Winefield
    • 3
  1. 1.University of South AustraliaWhyallaAustralia
  2. 2.University of AdelaideAdelaideAustralia
  3. 3.University of South AustraliaAdelaideAustralia

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