RESEARCH ARTICLE


Analysis of a New Work-Related Stress Assessment Tool



Gaetano Buonocore1, Nelson Mauro Maldonato2, Yari Mirko Alfano3, Simona Annunziata3, Tilde Annunziato3, Benedetta Muzii2, Concetta Vergati3, Mario Bottone2, Daniela Cantone4, Rita Polito4, Nicola Tartaglia6, Antonio Ambrosi6, Carmela Robustella7, Fiorenzo Moscatelli5, *, Raffaele Sperandeo3
1 University Hospital Federico II, Via S. Pansini 5, 80131 Naples, Italy
2 Department of Neuroscience, Reproductive and Odontostomatological Sciences, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy
3 SiPGI School of Specialisation in Integrated Gestaltic Psychotherapy, Torre Annunziata, Naples, Italy
4 Department of Psychology University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, 31, 81100 Caserta, Italy
5 Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy
6 Department Of Medical And Surgical Sciences, University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy
7 Department of Economy, University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy


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Abstract

Background:

Work-related stress is a relevant phenomenon in terms of health and safety at work, as occupational distress has a negative impact on individual and organisational well-being. It is a complex and multifactorial phenomenon, whose evaluation must be carried out through a specific and adequate methodology.

Objective:

This work aims to identify versatile tools that can quickly provide reliable measures of work distress. It analyzes the proposal elaborated by the “Comitato Unico di Garanzia per le Pari Opportunità, la Valorizzazione del Benessere di chi lavora e contro le Discriminazioni” of Rome, i.e. the tool “Valutazione è prevenzione, Sicurezza è partecipazione”.

Methods:

A study was carried out on a sample of 474 employees of the Neapolitan Judicial Offices, who were given a standardized questionnaire to investigate the stress, associated with the proposal of the Comitato Unico di Garanzia.

Results:

From the elaboration of the results, it emerges that the conditions of working wellbeing are linked to two main factors related to the perception of workers both of physical-environmental and organisational-relational aspects. In particular, it emerged that the new assessment tool, consisting of a small number of items, contributes to the detection of work stress, so it is necessary to deepen through future research the contribution that this tool can offer to the survey on work-related stress.

Conclusion:

Having highlighted two factors that significantly saturate the presence of a working discomfort, through an agile tool, allows us to plan a new research path, which can approach the complexity of the phenomenon through the methods of deep learning.

Keywords: Work-related stress, Health, Work psychology, Organizational psychology, Deep learning, Court, Perception, Worker.