Psychosocial Work Environment
Psychosocial work environment pertains to interpersonal and social interactions that influence behavior and development in the workplace. Research has been conducted to determine the effects of the psychosocial work environment on stress levels and overall health. One study in particular found that low levels of support and control at work leads to increased rates of sickness absence (North, Syme, Feeney, Shipley, & Marmot, 1996). In other words, a positive and supportive psychosocial work environment is beneficial to employees in an occupational organization.