Evaluation of a Swedish version of the Job Stress Survey
2008 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, ISSN 0036-5564, E-ISSN 1467-9450, Vol. 49, no 3, 277-286 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The present study assesses and evaluates the psychometric properties of a Swedish version of the Job Stress Survey (JSS; Spielberger, 1991; Spielberger & Vagg, 1999). This instrument is constructed to measure generic sources of occupational stress encountered by employees in a wide variety of work settings, settings that often result in psychological strain. The JSS was administered to metal assembly industry workers and medical service personnel in northern Sweden (n= 1186). The exploratory factor analysis showed that there is a high similarity between the present Swedish version and the original American version. Internal reliabilities of the scales, as well as test-retest reliabilities were shown to be high, and concurrent validity, as examined by comparisons with the Perceived Stress Questionnaire Index ( Levenstein et al., 1993 ) was found to be satisfactory. The consistency of these findings is discussed with particular focus on groups of employees, gender, and cross-cultural evaluations.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 49, no 3, 277-286 p.
Job stress, Job Stress Survey, factor analysis, metal and assembly industry, medical service
Research subject Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-10594DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9450.2008.00639.xOAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-10594DiVA: diva2:150265