II Maugeri Stress Index questionnaire per la valutazione dello stress lavoro correlato

Translated title of the contribution: The Maugeri Stress Index: A qvestionnaire to assess work-related psychological stres

Ines Giorgi, Paola Baiardi, Salvatore Tringali, Stefano Massimo Candura, Francesco Gardinali, Elena Grignani, Giorgio Bertolotti, Marcello Imbriani

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Abstract

Introduction: The European directives concerning the evaluation of work-related stress were absorbed into Italian law by means of Legislative Decree No. 81 of 9 April 2008. Aims. To develop a new questionnaire to assess the impact of work-related psychological distress and to validate it by testing its factorial structure, its content, its construct and discriminant validity. Methods: After critically reviewing the literature, we generated an initial item set to identify the items to be used in a preliminary version of the questionnaire, and then used a focus group to test the comprehensibility of the items. The questionnaire was administered to 329 subjects working in state and private organisation and a small sample of 29 subjects complaining of vexation at work. Results. The Maugeri Stress Index (MSI) is reliable (Cronbach alpha: 0.93). Factorial analysis indicated five factors: Well-being, Adaptation, Support, Irritability and Avoidance. The total and subscale scores were significantly different when comparing subjects with and without vexation at work. Conclusion: The MSI has a multi-factorial structure, good internal reliability and sufficient discriminant power.

Translated title of the contributionThe Maugeri Stress Index: A qvestionnaire to assess work-related psychological stres
Original languageItalian
JournalGiornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro ed Ergonomia
Volume33
Issue number3 SUPPL. B
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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