Accession Number : AD0718444

Title :   Conditions of Work: Psychological and Endocrine Stress Reactions,

Corporate Author : KAROLINSKA SJUKHUSET STOCKHOLM (SWEDEN) LAB FOR CLINICAL STRESS RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Froeberg,Jan ; Karlsson,Claes-Goeran ; Levi,Lennart ; Lidberg,Lars ; Seeman,Kenneth

Report Date : 09 DEC 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : Psychosocial stressors in modern working life and measurement of their psychophysiological effects are briefly discussed and three stress studies presented. First, officers and soldiers were exposed to a stressful 75-hour vigil. Significant stress reactions were studied with respect to erythrocyte sedimentation rate, protein-bound iodine, serum iron level, electrocardiogram pattern, behavior, and catecholamine excretion. Pronounced circadian rhythms and significant psychophysiological correlations were observed. Second the remuneration of a group of salaried invoicing clerks was abruptly changed to plece-wages. The subjects reaction was noted in performance and in increase in discomfort ratings and catechoiamine excretion. Third, a group of office clerks were moved to and from various types of offices. Moving from a conventional office to an office landscape was studied for an increase in fatigue ratings and catecholamine excretion. The implications of these findings for environmental health are briefly discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), ENDOCRINE GLANDS), (*MILITARY PERSONNEL, STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY)), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY, REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), ENDURANCE(PHYSIOLOGY), EXCRETION

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE