Psychosocial factors and economic recession: the Stormont Study

J. Houdmont, Robert Kerr, K. Addley

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Houdmont, J. ; Kerr, Robert ; Addley, K. / Psychosocial factors and economic recession: the Stormont Study. In: Occupational Medicine. 2012 ; Vol. 62, No. 2. pp. 98-104.
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Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010; 1–20. 5. Probst T. Economic stressors. In: Barling J, Kelloway K, Frone M, eds. Handbook of Work Stress. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2005; 267–297. 6. Mind/Populus. Workplace Health and Stress Survey, March 2010. http://populuslimited.com/uploads/download_ pdf-210310-Mind-Workplace-Health-and-Stress-Survey- March-2010.pdf (18 November 2010, date last accessed). 7. Cox T, Griffiths A. Work-related stress: a theoretical perspective. In: Leka S, Houdmont J, eds. Occupational Health Psychology. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010; 31–56. 8. Cooper C. Stress in the post-recession world. Stress Health 2010;26:261. 9. Cooper C. Editorial: stress and the global recession. Stress Health 2009;25:127. 10. Health and Safety Executive. HSE Management Standards Indicator Tool. http://www.hse.gov.uk/stress/standards/pdfs/ indicatortool.pdf (19 August 2011, date last accessed). 11. Bevan A, Houdmont J, Menear N. 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Elo A-L, Leppa¨nen A, Jahkola A. Validity of a single item measure of stress symptoms. Scand J Work Environ Health 2003;29:444–451. 19. Phillips S, Sen D, McNamee R. Risk factors for workrelated stress and health in head teachers. Occup Med (Lond) 2008;58:584–586. 20. Smith A. Perceptions of stress at work. Hum Resour Manage 2001;11:74–86. 21. Smith A, Johal S, Wadsworth E, Davey Smith G, Peters T. The Scale of Perceived Stress at Work: The Bristol Stress and Health at Work Study. Contract Research Report 265/2000. Sudbury, UK: HSE Books, 2000. 22. Smith A, Wadsworth E, Moss S, Simpson S. The Scale and Impact of Drug Use by Workers. Sudbury, UK: HSE Books, 2004. 23. Wadsworth E, Dhillon K, Shaw C, Bhui K, Stansfeld S, Smith A. Racial discrimination, ethnicity and work stress. Occup Med (Lond) 2007;57:18–24. 24. Houdmont J, Cox T, Griffiths A. Work-related stress case definitions and prevalence rates in national surveys. Occup Med (Lond) 2010;60:658–661. 25. IBM. PASW Statistics 18. 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