Stress impacts on organisational culture and personal behaviour– a construction industry perspective in Australia

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A study early this century revealed that young men working in construction in Australia had 2.38 times the national average chance of committing suicide. There was little in-depth research into stress impacts on professionals in the project management of construction projects, nor on attitudes to awareness, avoidance and management of stress in that industry compared with across business at large. This study of 489 participants including construction project managers, administration people within construction companies, and people from broader business used a mix of qualitative and quantitative methods to investigate attitudes to awareness, avoidance and management of stress among construction project management professionals, as compared with non-construction professionals working in construction companies and participants across business at large. The quantitative findings revealed very different responses from the various participant types to several survey questions, and the qualitative analysis revealed important insights into what changes are urgently needed within the industry, why they are needed, and how those changes must be introduced.
Original languageEnglish
Pages32
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019
Event16th Australian Conference on Personality & Individual Differences: Advances and Challenges in Personality and Individual Differences – Theories and Applications - Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: 6 Dec 20188 Dec 2018
Conference number: 16th
https://bond.edu.au/acpid2018
https://bond.edu.au/files/3643/ACPID%202018%20Program.pdf

Conference

Conference16th Australian Conference on Personality & Individual Differences
Abbreviated titleACPID 2018
CountryAustralia
CityGold Coast
Period6/12/188/12/18
OtherBond University's Faculty of Society & Design is pleased to host the 16th Australian Conference on Personality & Individual Differences (ACPID 2018) on the Gold Coast, Australia. Bond University last hosted the ACPID conference in 2008. The theme for 2018, a decade later, is on ' Advances and Challenges in Personality and Individual Differences – Theories and Applications '. The main objective of the conference is to share the advances and challenges you have seen (or hope to see), as researchers, postgraduate students, practising professionals, educators, administrators and creative thinkers interested in increasing our understanding of personality and individual differences and their impacts.
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