Category Archives: Stress

Understanding Stress and Bullying in New Zealand Workplaces -Final report to OH&S Steering Committee

This report presents the findings from a Health Research Council of New Zealand and Department of Labour funded study that sought to develop and evaluate a valid and reliable methodology for the measurement of workplace stress and bullying in New Zealand organisations.

The report concludes by providing recommendations for a full national workplace stress and bullying prevalence study, and notes the urgent need for intervention research in the education and health sectors, where bullying and stress appear particularly prevalent. Of particular note was the importance of focusing on the role of organisational factors, such as leadership, human resource practices, bullying reporting, and work organisation, in the prevention of workplace stress and bullying.

Read the report here