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

  • Men experience more workplace physical violence via assaults, and experience being yelled at and sworn at more frequently than women.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Work-family conflict is significantly higher in families with more than one child.

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