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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/294110
Title:
The well‐being of the UK Academy, 1998–2004.
Authors:
Jones, Fiona; Kinman, Gail; Kinman, Russell
Abstract:
This paper compares the findings of two studies, conducted in 1998 and 2004, of academic staff in British universities. It examines the stability over time of working hours, specific work stressors and levels of psychological distress. Comparisons are also made between the levels of psychological distress currently reported by academic staff and those reported by other professional groups and the general population in the UK. Finally, the paper assesses the extent to which UK universities are meeting minimum health and safety at work standards for the management of job stressors. The findings indicate that: there has been little change in the levels of most stressors experienced over the six year period; the high levels of psychological distress found in the 1998 study are undiminished and exceed those of other professional groups and the population generally; the majority of the health and safety at work standards are not met. Possible implications of these findings for the quality of UK higher education are discussed.
Affiliation:
University of Bedfordshire; De Montfort University; University of Leeds
Citation:
Kinman, G., Jones, F., & Kinman, R. (2006). 'The well‐being of the UK academy, 1998–2004'. Quality in Higher Education, 12(1), 15-27.
Publisher:
Carfax Publishing Co.
Journal:
Quality in higher education
Issue Date:
1-Apr-2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/294110
DOI:
10.1080/13538320600685081
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13538320600685081#.Ub8FEue-o0E
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1353-8322
Appears in Collections:
Learning Futures Research Centre

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorJones, Fionaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKinman, Gailen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKinman, Russellen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-17T12:23:24Z-
dc.date.available2013-06-17T12:23:24Z-
dc.date.issued2006-04-01-
dc.identifier.citationKinman, G., Jones, F., & Kinman, R. (2006). 'The well‐being of the UK academy, 1998–2004'. Quality in Higher Education, 12(1), 15-27.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1353-8322-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13538320600685081-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/294110-
dc.description.abstractThis paper compares the findings of two studies, conducted in 1998 and 2004, of academic staff in British universities. It examines the stability over time of working hours, specific work stressors and levels of psychological distress. Comparisons are also made between the levels of psychological distress currently reported by academic staff and those reported by other professional groups and the general population in the UK. Finally, the paper assesses the extent to which UK universities are meeting minimum health and safety at work standards for the management of job stressors. The findings indicate that: there has been little change in the levels of most stressors experienced over the six year period; the high levels of psychological distress found in the 1998 study are undiminished and exceed those of other professional groups and the population generally; the majority of the health and safety at work standards are not met. Possible implications of these findings for the quality of UK higher education are discussed.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherCarfax Publishing Co.en_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13538320600685081#.Ub8FEue-o0E-
dc.titleThe well‐being of the UK Academy, 1998–2004.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDe Montfort Universityen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Leedsen_GB
dc.identifier.journalQuality in higher educationen_GB
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