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Psychological and psychophysiological responses to organisational and interpersonal stressors in the workplace and the workers' compensation experience

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Cardoz, Ginelle Marie (2007) Psychological and psychophysiological responses to organisational and interpersonal stressors in the workplace and the workers' compensation experience. PhD thesis, University of Tasmania.

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Abstract

Based on a multifaceted model of occupational stress, the current study aimed to provide a
comprehensive examination of the variables associated with the experience of workplace
stress. Investigation was made into the personal and environmental factors that contribute to
the development of psychological injury after exposure to either organisational stressors or
interpersonal stressors. Additionally, psychological and psychophysiological measures were
obtained to understand whether exposure to interpersonal stressors translates to a more
severe experience than exposure to organisational stressors at the time of the event. Finally,
an evaluation of the workers compensation process and return to work outcomes were made
for individuals who had lodged a claim based on psychological injury after either a
workplace conflict or exposure to organisational stressors. The results from the current study
provided evidence to suggest that various personal and environmental contributors influence
the nature of the work stressor that an individual is exposed. Furthermore, it appears that
interpersonal stress translates to a more severe psychological experience than exposure to
organisational stress. Lastly, there was evidence to suggest that the experience of worker's
compensation process differs for individuals who lodged a claim after the development of a
psychological injury as a result of interpersonal conflict from those who were faced with
organisational stressors. Conclusions, limitations of the current research and directions for
future research are discussed.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Keywords: Job stress
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Available for library use only and copying in accordance with the Copyright Act 1968, as amended. Thesis (DPsych(Clin))--University of Tasmania, 2007. Includes bibliographical references

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