In a recent study published in the International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Canadian researchers have discovered that there are certain associations with job stress that may have been disregarded by prior researchers. In their study of 2,237 working adults, they found the following four main things:
- Chronic exposure to high work stress can transform into burnout, mental disorders, and disability.
- Workers with disrupted marriages and managers/professionals are more likely to identify their job as being associated with high stress.
- Workers describe their jobs as being highly stressful, when they perceive that their actions have an effect on co-workers, the environment, and their company.
- There are differential findings for calling jobs very stressful, depending on age, education, and marital status.
(list adapted from Page 37 of their study)