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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/294118
Title:
'Running up the down escalator': stressors and strains in UK academics
Authors:
Jones, Fiona; Kinman, Gail ( 0000-0002-0130-1708 )
Abstract:
Little research at a national level has examined stressors and strains in academics in the United Kingdom, although the sector has undergone widespread and rapid change during the past decade. This study suggests that job stress and demands have increased significantly in recent years, and job satisfaction and levels of support have declined. Several stressors were identified that are not only characteristics of the organisational climate, but also features of national educational policy. High levels of psychological distress were found in comparison with academics in other countries, and with other professional groups and the general population in the United Kingdom. Perceptions of work-home conflict had particularly strong relationships with psychological distress and job dissatisfaction. Recommendations for primary and secondary stress management in UK universities are outlined.
Affiliation:
University of Bedfordshire; University of Leeds
Citation:
Kinman, G., & Jones, F. (2003) 'Running Up the Down Escalator': Stressors and strains in UK academics' Quality in Higher Education, 9(1), 21-38.
Publisher:
Carfax Publishing Co.
Journal:
Quality in higher education
Issue Date:
2003
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/294118
DOI:
10.1080/13538320308162
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13538320308162#.UcAzMue-o0E
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1353-8322
Appears in Collections:
Research Centre for Applied Psychology

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dc.contributor.authorJones, Fionaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKinman, Gailen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-18T08:40:55Z-
dc.date.available2013-06-18T08:40:55Z-
dc.date.issued2003-
dc.identifier.citationKinman, G., & Jones, F. (2003) 'Running Up the Down Escalator': Stressors and strains in UK academics' Quality in Higher Education, 9(1), 21-38.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1353-8322-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13538320308162-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/294118-
dc.description.abstractLittle research at a national level has examined stressors and strains in academics in the United Kingdom, although the sector has undergone widespread and rapid change during the past decade. This study suggests that job stress and demands have increased significantly in recent years, and job satisfaction and levels of support have declined. Several stressors were identified that are not only characteristics of the organisational climate, but also features of national educational policy. High levels of psychological distress were found in comparison with academics in other countries, and with other professional groups and the general population in the United Kingdom. Perceptions of work-home conflict had particularly strong relationships with psychological distress and job dissatisfaction. Recommendations for primary and secondary stress management in UK universities are outlined.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherCarfax Publishing Co.en_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13538320308162#.UcAzMue-o0E-
dc.title'Running up the down escalator': stressors and strains in UK academicsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Leedsen_GB
dc.identifier.journalQuality in higher educationen_GB
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