Measurement challenges for studying work-related stressors and strains

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This paper provides a review and critique of measurement strategies and methods for the study of job stressors and strains, with an emphasis on mental and physical well-being outcomes. The issue of self-report versus objective approaches to the measurement of potentially stressful working conditions is discussed with a view toward using both approaches in a multiple indicator analytical strategy. Short- and long-term outcomes of stressful work experiences are discussed in terms of differences in constructs rather than differences in measurement methods. The paper concludes with a discussion of the challenges accompanying measuring the physiological processes that theoretically mediate the effects of job stressors on well-being. © 2008 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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  • Cortisol
  • Measurement
  • Strains
  • Stressors
  • Well-being

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  • Daniel C. Ganster

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