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Archives of Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology, Vol.62 No.4 December 2011. -

The aim of this study was to investigate exposure to stress at work in university teachers and see if there were differences between men and women as well as between positions. The study was carried out online and included a representative sample of 1,168 teachers employed at universities in Croatia. This included all teaching positions: assistants 50 %, assistant professors 18 %, associate professors 17 %, and full professors 15 %. Fifty-seven percent of the sample were women. The participants answered a questionnaire of our own design that measured six groups of stressors: workload, material and technical conditions at work, relationships with colleagues at work, work with students, work organisation, and social recognition and status. Women reported greater stress than men. Assistant professors, associate professors, and full professors reported greater stress related to material and technical conditions of work and work organisation than assistants, who, in turn, found relationships with colleagues a greater stressor. Full professors, reported lower exposure to stress at work than associate professors, assistant professors, and assistants.

assistants; assistant professors; associate professors; full professors; gender differences; stressors; work environment; university teachers

Author: Ana Slišković - ; Department of Psychology, University of Zadar, Zadar, Croatia Darja Maslać Ser



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