It is generally believed that some stress is okay ("positive stress") but when the level of stress is greater than you can handle, both mental and physical changes may occur. Factors in the workplace can cause, contribute to, or worsen our mental distress, which may affect our physical or mental health. Stress is also an important issue for employers who realize that when workers are not well, the business is affected.
Download this free app to measure your level of stress through a series of questions about work demands, organizational factors, relationships, workplace values, health and safety concerns, stress symptoms and offensive behaviours.
On the results page, each item is scored in comparison to a reference population. For items where your score is lower, you can click on an icon that takes you to some ideas on addressing that particular factor.
The original Copenhagen Psychosocial Questionnaire (COPSOQ) was designed to be done collectively and analyzed on a group basis. This individually scored version lets you get a feel for what is in the survey as well as provides suggestions on how to improve your workplace psychosocial conditions.
This app is the result of a collaboration between the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) and CCOHS.