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This research proposal provides an analysis of problems with current measures of psychosocial hazards and then investigates the theories that underlie how work events lead to emotional and physical reactions. This research proposal then proposes to help further the theoretical understanding of the interaction between stress and health reactions. Specifically, this proposal attempts to continue to determine the nature of stresses that lead to harm within the context of Siegrist and Peter's earned reward imbalance model. This study also attempts to determine the core expectations, as defined within Siegrist and Peter's earned reward imbalance model, and hypothesizes that these expectations include immediate expectations of specific salary requirements, wage increases, working conditions, and social and emotional feedback, as well as longer-term expectations about status.
From the Paper:"There is an established link between psychosocial hazards, stress, and physical injuries such as musculoskeletal injuries. Specifically, monotonous work coupled with time pressures and a rate of high perceived injuries are associated with musculoskeletal symptoms. Such symptoms are also closely linked to a lack of social support by colleagues, and low job control, with stress acting as an intermediary between psychosocial hazards and musculoskeletal symptoms (Bongers et al, 1993). Further, high job strain (as determined by the Karasek and Thorell demand-control model) has been linked to back injuries (Myers et al, 1999). A review by Devereux and Buckle (2000) confirmed this existing link between physical symptoms and stress, and noted that neck-shoulder pain and lower back pain were predicted by work-related stress."
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Psychosocial Hazards (2005, March 03) Retrieved December 12, 2013, from http://www.academon.com/research-proposal/psychosocial-hazards-56199/
"Psychosocial Hazards" 03 March 2005. Web. 12 December. 2013. <http://www.academon.com/research-proposal/psychosocial-hazards-56199/>