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Tuesday, 25 June 2013

What distresses workers the most?

Employees who face high emotional demand and conflicting roles are more likely to report psychological distress.Factors that up psychological distresses in employees ascertained. 16 percent of workers said that they were atleast slightly bothered by psychological distress including symptoms of depression and anxiety over the past month. Among major risk factors are role conflict: Being given work tasks without enough resources and receiving contradictory requests from different people. The major risk factor is emotional demand, "defined as dealing with strong feelings such as sorrow, anger, depression, and frustration" at work. These factors were the most important and most consistent risk factors" for psychological distress. 


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