Pressure points: a review of research on stressors and strains in UK academics

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/294140
Title:
Pressure points: a review of research on stressors and strains in UK academics
Authors:
Kinman, Gail ( 0000-0002-0130-1708 )
Abstract:
This paper reviews research on occupational stressors and strains amongst academics working in UK universities. A brief history of research conducted in this field in the USA, Australia and the UK is provided. Four major themes are considered: (a) the prevalence of self-reported occupational stress and strain; (b) the features of academic work that are potentially stressful; (c) the impact of these stressors; and (d) observed differences between gender, age and grade. Studies reviewed here suggest that, in comparison to other professionals and community samples, academic staff experience less job satisfaction and extremely low levels of psychological health. Potential explanations for the rise in levels of self-reported stressors and strains are explored, as are the implications of the research findings reported here. Some recommendations for future research are highlighted.
Citation:
Kinman, G. (2001) 'Pressure points: A review of research on stressors and strains in UK academics' Educational psychology, 21(4), 473-492.
Publisher:
Carfax Publishing Co.
Journal:
Educational psychology
Issue Date:
1-Dec-2001
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/294140
DOI:
10.1080/01443410120090849
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01443410120090849#.UcAyt-e-o0E
Type:
Conference papers, meetings and proceedings
Language:
en
ISSN:
0144-3410
Appears in Collections:
Research Centre for Applied Psychology

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dc.contributor.authorKinman, Gailen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-18T08:41:35Z-
dc.date.available2013-06-18T08:41:35Z-
dc.date.issued2001-12-01-
dc.identifier.citationKinman, G. (2001) 'Pressure points: A review of research on stressors and strains in UK academics' Educational psychology, 21(4), 473-492.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0144-3410-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/01443410120090849-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/294140-
dc.description.abstractThis paper reviews research on occupational stressors and strains amongst academics working in UK universities. A brief history of research conducted in this field in the USA, Australia and the UK is provided. Four major themes are considered: (a) the prevalence of self-reported occupational stress and strain; (b) the features of academic work that are potentially stressful; (c) the impact of these stressors; and (d) observed differences between gender, age and grade. Studies reviewed here suggest that, in comparison to other professionals and community samples, academic staff experience less job satisfaction and extremely low levels of psychological health. Potential explanations for the rise in levels of self-reported stressors and strains are explored, as are the implications of the research findings reported here. Some recommendations for future research are highlighted.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherCarfax Publishing Co.en_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01443410120090849#.UcAyt-e-o0Een_GB
dc.titlePressure points: a review of research on stressors and strains in UK academicsen
dc.typeConference papers, meetings and proceedingsen
dc.identifier.journalEducational psychologyen_GB
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