Learning how stress changes is necessary to understand how to reduce occupational stress: A dynamic assessment of occupational stressors and wellbeing

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Brough, Paula
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Hawkes, Amy J
Biggs, Amanda J
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2024-03-07
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Mental ill-health is one of the largest contributors to the global disease burden, affecting over 1 billion people in 2016 (Rehm & Shield, 2019). A substantial proportion of the costs of poor mental health can be attributed directly to work-related stress. Expressed in 2014 dollar terms, the global costs of work-related stress have been estimated at between USD$17.79 and $1,211.84 per worker each year (Hassard et al., 2018). Occupational health psychology (OHP) as a discipline aims to develop a scientific understanding of occupational stress and wellbeing with the dual goals of advancing knowledge and developing methods to improve worker health and wellbeing. The premise of this thesis is that to understand how to change occupational stress and wellbeing, we must first understand how occupational stress and wellbeing changes. [...]

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Doctor of Philosophy in Organisational Psychology (PhD OrgPsych)
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occupational stress
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