Action research on occupational stress: involving workers as researchers.

  title={Action research on occupational stress: involving workers as researchers.},
  author={Barbara A. Israel and Scott J. Schurman and James S. House},
  journal={International journal of health services : planning, administration, evaluation},
  volume={19 1},
In this article we describe the rationale, design, and selected results of a longitudinal action research project conducted in a component-parts manufacturing plant. This project is aimed at reducing occupational stress and strengthening psychosocial factors (i.e., social support and participation in and influence over decision-making) that may mediate the negative effects of stress on health and quality of worklife. A discussion of the gaps and weaknesses in the existing research and… CONTINUE READING