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

  • 6.8% or nearly 700, 000 Australian workers report being bullied in the last 6 months.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Workers who remain in the workforce beyond the retirement age of 65 experience fewer job demands, more job resources and positive health outcomes.

     
  • Despite rural workers reporting moderately more physical demands and work-family conflict, overall there were only small differences found between urban and rural working conditions.