What qualitative research has taught us about occupational stress.

  title={What qualitative research has taught us about occupational stress.},
  author={Joseph J. Mazzola and Irvin Sam Schonfeld and Paul E. Spector},
  journal={Stress and health : journal of the International Society for the Investigation of Stress},
  volume={27 2},
While many reviews of job stress and the stressor–strain relationship have been conducted, such reviews typically focus exclusively on quantitative data. In the current paper, we review qualitative studies on occupational stress that met two criteria: (1) the studies employed qualitative methods; (2) the stressors, strains and/or coping strategies were grouped into identifiable, higher-order categories. Results indicated that the nature of the stressors experienced varied by (a) occupation, (b… CONTINUE READING

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