Barriers to systemic work stress prevention in Australian organisations

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Kasperczyk, Richard T (2015) Barriers to systemic work stress prevention in Australian organisations. PhD thesis, Victoria University.


This thesis addresses the question of why work stress prevention has not been adopted systemically in organisations, despite some research findings that it is effective, that it has been mandated by legislative regulations and that it has the potential for significant cost savings. Work stress is recognised as an increasing and global problem in terms of negative economic, health and social outcomes. Its significant costs related to work injury compensation have resulted in growing pressure from governmental health and safety jurisdictions for organisations to manage and prevent stress through systemic risk management approaches.

Item type Thesis (PhD thesis)
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
Historical > FOR Classification > 1801 Law
Current > Division/Research > College of Law and Justice
Keywords workplace stress, mental health, organisational health, organisational change, promotion of wellbeing, systemic prevention programs, PsHS, Psychosocial Health and Safety framework, risk management, legislation, regulations, law, policy, OHS, occupational health and safety, Australia, New Zealand, Victoria, South Australia
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