Welcome to StressCafé

This is a unique portal for gathering (and sharing) important information about work place stress  associated with different occupations in Australia and overseas. Our aim is to develop understanding of this important and growing feature of working life and to assist in the evolution of work place conditions which minimise worker stress-injury.

The StressCafé has something for everyone;
worker, academic, or researcher.

Research Results

  • Industries at high risk of poor general health as a result of job demands and resources are retail trade, accommodation, cafes and restaurants, and the health and community services industry.

     
  • The most frequent workplace harassment is being sworn at or yelled at (33.8%), followed by being humiliated (22.8%), and experiencing discomfort listening to sexual humour (19.1%).

     
  • Females report more unwanted sexual advances, more humiliation, and more unfair treatment due to gender than men.

     
  • Females report higher rates of bullying and for longer periods than men.

     
  • Psychologically unhealthy workers reported nearly 6 times as much sickness absence as the healthiest workers.