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2009-03-13 16:41:39

Police funerals, workplace discrimination, lack of cooperation and job dissatisfaction correlate with police officer work stress, U.S. researchers say. Researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health said occupational stress was significantly associated with adverse outcomes, including depression and intimate partner abuse. To examine the impact of a wide range of police stressors on potential health outcomes, while controlling for various coping strategies in a large...

2009-01-13 21:00:42

Japanese men in high-stress jobs appear to have an increased risk of stroke compared with men in less demanding positions, researchers say. Dr. Akizumi Tsutsumi of the University of Occupational and Environmental Health in Fukuoka and colleagues studied 6,553 Japanese workers -- 3,190 men and 3,363 women, age 65 and younger -- who completed an initial questionnaire and physical examination from 1992 to 1995. The workers were tracked annually for an average of 11 years. Over this time, 147...

2008-09-02 03:00:10

By Williams, David R Neighbors, Harold W; Jackson, James S The authors review the available empirical evidence from population-based studies of the association between perceptions of racial/ethnic discrimination and health. This research indicates that discrimination is associated with multiple indicators of poorer physical and, especially, mental health status. However, the extant research does not adequately address whether and how exposure to discrimination leads to increased risk of...

2008-07-19 03:00:00

By Yeung, Joseph C K This study examines Chinese workers' job stress through the application of Karasek's (1979) job demand - job control model, and investigates how traditional values influence the interaction between job demands and job control, in affecting workers' anxiety and depressive symptoms. Sample consisted of 281 workers from three state-owned manufacturing companies in China. Traditional values were measured using 8 items taken from the Chinese Individual Traditionality...

2007-01-02 03:00:12

By Richmond, Arin; Skitmore, Martin ABSTRACT Information technology (IT) project managers face a multitude of stressors in their workplaces. This has implications not only for the individual practitioners but also for their employers and society. Exactly what stressors are faced by IT project managers and how they cope with them has received little attention in the literature. In addressing this situation, this paper reports on an exploratory study aimed at identifying the sources of...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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