Interaction of Physical and Psychological Stressors at Work - Mental Health Effects

  • John Cullen


In a recent paper Bertil Gardell (1982) argues that: “Work stress is shown to be problematic in two ways. First there may be a direct relation between certain objective working conditions, physiological and psychological stress and ill-health. Second, certain stress conditions may create fatigue and/or passivity and thus make it more difficult for individuals to actively involve themselves in changing those working conditions — including physical and chemical risk factors — that may be detrimental to health”.


Psychosocial Factor Occupational Psychiatry Work Related Factor Workplace Factor Physical Environmental Factor 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. Ader, R. (Ed.), 1981, Psychoneuroimmunology. Academic Press, New York, 1981.Google Scholar
  2. Black, Sir Douglas, 1981, Inequalities in health. Report of the Working Party on Inequalities in Health. Department of Health and Social Security, H.M.S.O., London, 1980.Google Scholar
  3. Cherry, N., Waldron, H.A., Well, G.G., Wilkonson, R.T., Wilson, H.K. and Jones, S., 1980, An investigation of the acute behavioural effects of styrene on factory workers. Brit. J. Indust. Med., 37, 234–40, 1980.Google Scholar
  4. Cullen, J., Fuller, R. and Dolphin, C., 1979, Endocrine stress responses of drivers in a “real-life” heavy-goods vehicle driving task. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 4, 107–115, 1979.Google Scholar
  5. Gardell, B., 1982, Scandanavian research on stress in working life. Int. J. Health Services, 12, No. 1, 31–40, 1982.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Harkonen, H., 1977, Relationship of symptoms to occupational styrene exposure and to the findings of electroencephalographic and psychological examinations. Int. Arch. Occup. Environ. Health, 40, 231–9, 1977.Google Scholar
  7. Laursen, P., 1970, Work Environment for Bus-drivers, 1. Institute for Social Medicine, Copenhagen University, Report No. 11, 1980.Google Scholar
  8. Morris, J.N., 1953, Coronary heart disease and physical activity at work. Lancet, 2, 1111–1113, 1953.Google Scholar
  9. Nicolin, A., Cosco, A., Marelli, 0. and Sarra, F., 1980, Toxicology of immunity. In:C.L. Galli, S.D. Murphy and R. Paoletti (eds.) The Principles and Methods in Modern Toxicology. Elsevier/ North Holland Biomedical Press, 1980.Google Scholar
  10. Poulton, E.C., 1978, Blue collar stressors. In: C.L. Cooper and R.C. Payne (Eds.) Stress at Work. John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1978.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Cullen
    • 1
  1. 1.Health Care and Psychosomatic UnitGarden HillDublin 8England

Personalised recommendations