Protecting and promoting mental health in the workplace: developing a systems approach to job stress.
Anthony D LaMontagne, Tessa Keegel, Deborah Vallance
Health Promot J Austr | Published : 2007
ISSUE ADDRESSED: Job stress has been linked to a wide range of adverse effects on mental, physical, and organisational health. Despite the evidence that systems approaches are most effective in reducing the adverse impact of job stress, prevalent practice is dominated by worker- or individual-focused strategies in the absence of commensurate intervention on working conditions. METHODS: A literature review and cross-disciplinary conceptual synthesis were combined in the articulation of a systems approach to job stress. RESULTS: An outline of the job stress process is followed by explanation of how a systems approach addresses the various steps in the stress process. Systems approaches to job ..View full abstract