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dc.contributor.convenorAssoc Prof Brett Myors
dc.contributor.authorBrough, P
dc.contributor.authorPickering, S
dc.contributor.editorMichael Innes
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:10:11Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:10:11Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.date.modified2009-10-30T04:42:52Z
dc.identifier.issn0004-9530
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/00049530600940008
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/9681
dc.description.abstractIn Australia, occupational stress represents approximately 6.5% of reported workplace injuries, produces an average absenteeism duration of 18.4 weeks, and costs Australian organisations approximately $105.5m per annum. The requirement for organisational psychologists to address this workplace health issue is therefore paramount. This research employed archival organisational data to identify the actual predictors of psychological stress Work Cover Claims recently submitted by 163 correctional officers in one Australian State. Commonly perceived predictors such as the gender, tenure and rank of the correctional officers were not significantly associated with the submission of a Claim. Instead the predictors consisted of absentee levels, submission of grievance reports against officers, exposure to severe critical incidents at work, and the specific role of the correctional officer. The implications of these results in terms of subsequent organisational interventions targeted at reducing organisational stress experienced by correctional officers are also briefly discussed.
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherThe Australian Psychology Society
dc.publisher.placeMelbourne
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.psychology.org.au/
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationY
dc.relation.ispartofconferencename6th Australian Psychological Society Industrial & Organisational Conference
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleAUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2005-06-30
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2005-07-03
dc.relation.ispartoflocationGold Coast, Qld.
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom121
dc.relation.ispartofpageto121
dc.relation.ispartofvolume57
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCognitive Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1702
dc.titlePredictors of psychological stress Work Cover Claims by Correctional Officers
dc.typeConference output
dc.type.descriptionE4 - Conferences (Editorship)
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publications
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Applied Psychology
gro.date.issued2005
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorPickering, Sarah L.
gro.griffith.authorBrough, Paula


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