Science – Future of Lithuania / Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis, Vol 2, No 6 (2010)

The Analysis of Research on Psychosocial Risk Factors in Lithuanian Companies

Laura Urnikytė
Kazys Algirdas Kaminskas


Psychosocial risk factors are quite hard to identify and analyze, as such work needs special knowledge and practice. Difficulties may appear as many concepts of psychosocial risk factors are hardly defined exactly and depend on a subjective perception of employee’s workplace environment. Different questionnaires, e.g. a questionnaire assessing stress at work, are created to identify psychosocial risk factors. The main purpose of each questionnaire is slightly different but simultaneously remains the same, i.e. to define stress level at work environment. Although, this kind of research has been conducted in other countries for quite a long time, however, in Lithuania, similar practice faces only first steps. The paper proposes an overview of research conducted in 19 companies in Lithuania. 245 respondents were involved in completing 4 questionnaires. The survey has revealed that the most contributory factor of stress appearance is the age and experience of workers. Female rather than male respondents feel stressed; the surveyed participants having higher education feel more affected by stress than those having other than higher education. Moreover, different questionnaires have revealed the existence of much the same problems.

Article in Lithuanian

Article in: English

Article published: 2011-04-13

Keyword(s): psychosocial factors; stress; burnout syndrome; motivation; questionnaire; allostasis; load

DOI: 10.3846/mla.2010.113

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Science – Future of Lithuania / Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis ISSN 2029-2341, eISSN 2029-2252
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