Stress at work: factors associated with cognitive disorganisation among private sector professionals

Boschi, Helena, Trenoweth, Steve and Sheppard, Zoë A (2017) Stress at work: factors associated with cognitive disorganisation among private sector professionals. Health Psychology Open, 4 (3). ISSN 2055-1029

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This study explores psychological and psychological variables associated with perceived stress at work. A total of 100 international participants consented to donating a hair sample and completing a work-related stress survey. Logistic regression was used to investigate associations with low/high cognitive disorganisation using data collected from hair cortisol analysis and self-report questionnaires. High cognitive disorganisation scores were associated with high cardiopulmonary and anger scores. Low perceived self-efficacy was associated with high cognitive disorganisation. An association was found between low cortisol and low perceived self-efficacy. The relationship between high cognitive disorganisation and low self-efficacy endorses previous claims linking performance to perceived high self-efficacy.

Item Type: Article
Identifier: 10.1177/2055102917718376
Additional Information: © The Author(s) 2017. Creative Commons Non Commercial CC BY-NC: This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 License ( which permits non-commercial use, reproduction and distribution of the work without further permission provided the original work is attributed as specified on the SAGE and Open Access pages (
Keywords: cognitive processing, cortisol, experience, stress, well-being
Subjects: Medicine and health > Mental health
Medicine and health
Depositing User: David Phillips
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2017 08:34
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2024 15:53


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