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

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

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

     
  • 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%).

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

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