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Do I just look stressed or am I stressed? Work-related stress in a sample of Italian employees.

Giorgi G, Leon-Perez JM, Cupelli V, Mucci N, Arcangeli G - Ind Health (2013)

Bottom Line: Work-related stress is becoming a significant problem in Italy and it is therefore essential to advance the theory and methodology required to detect this phenomenon at work.Results showed that the leaders' capacity to understand subordinates' stress is associated with subordinates' psychological well-being since higher disagreement between self and leaders' ratings was related to lower well-being.We discuss the implications of healthy leadership for the development of healthy organizations.

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Affiliation: Department of Psychology, Università Europea di Roma, Italy.

ABSTRACT
Work-related stress is becoming a significant problem in Italy and it is therefore essential to advance the theory and methodology required to detect this phenomenon at work. Thus, the aim of this paper is to propose a new method for evaluating stress at work by measuring the discrepancies between employees' perceptions of stress and their leaders' evaluation of the stress of their subordinates. In addition, a positive impression scale was added to determine whether workers might give socially desirable responses in organizational diagnosis. Over 1,100 employees and 200 leaders within several Italian organizations were involved in this study. Structural equation modeling was used to test such new method for evaluating stress in a model of stress at work that incorporates relationships among individual (positive impression), interpersonal (workplace bullying) and organizational factors (working conditions, welfare culture, training). Results showed that the leaders' capacity to understand subordinates' stress is associated with subordinates' psychological well-being since higher disagreement between self and leaders' ratings was related to lower well-being. We discuss the implications of healthy leadership for the development of healthy organizations.

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fig_002: Structural equation model results (n=1,113)

Mentions: Finally, the path coefficients, representing the latent indicator for the structuralequation model, indicated that the values were significant, with standardized estimatesranging from 0.87 to 0.23 (Fig. 2Fig. 2.


Do I just look stressed or am I stressed? Work-related stress in a sample of Italian employees.

Giorgi G, Leon-Perez JM, Cupelli V, Mucci N, Arcangeli G - Ind Health (2013)

Structural equation model results (n=1,113)
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig_002: Structural equation model results (n=1,113)
Mentions: Finally, the path coefficients, representing the latent indicator for the structuralequation model, indicated that the values were significant, with standardized estimatesranging from 0.87 to 0.23 (Fig. 2Fig. 2.

Bottom Line: Work-related stress is becoming a significant problem in Italy and it is therefore essential to advance the theory and methodology required to detect this phenomenon at work.Results showed that the leaders' capacity to understand subordinates' stress is associated with subordinates' psychological well-being since higher disagreement between self and leaders' ratings was related to lower well-being.We discuss the implications of healthy leadership for the development of healthy organizations.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Psychology, Università Europea di Roma, Italy.

ABSTRACT
Work-related stress is becoming a significant problem in Italy and it is therefore essential to advance the theory and methodology required to detect this phenomenon at work. Thus, the aim of this paper is to propose a new method for evaluating stress at work by measuring the discrepancies between employees' perceptions of stress and their leaders' evaluation of the stress of their subordinates. In addition, a positive impression scale was added to determine whether workers might give socially desirable responses in organizational diagnosis. Over 1,100 employees and 200 leaders within several Italian organizations were involved in this study. Structural equation modeling was used to test such new method for evaluating stress in a model of stress at work that incorporates relationships among individual (positive impression), interpersonal (workplace bullying) and organizational factors (working conditions, welfare culture, training). Results showed that the leaders' capacity to understand subordinates' stress is associated with subordinates' psychological well-being since higher disagreement between self and leaders' ratings was related to lower well-being. We discuss the implications of healthy leadership for the development of healthy organizations.

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Related in: MedlinePlus