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Workers' compensation for psychological injury: Demographic and work-related correlates

Citation

Haines, J and Williams, CL and Carson, JM, Workers' compensation for psychological injury: Demographic and work-related correlates, Work, 26, (1) pp. 57-66. ISSN 1051-9815 (2006) [Refereed Article]

Abstract

This study aimed to determine the demographic and work-related factors that contributed to the filing of a workers' compensation claim for psychological injury. Four groups of employees were compared: those who filed a workers' compensation claim, those who sought psychological treatment for occupational stress but did not file a workers' compensation claim, those who experienced elevated stress levels but did not seek help or lodge a claim, and those who experienced stressful events at work but did not develop symptomatology. The results indicated few variables that could adequately explain why some stressed employees opted for a workers' compensation claim. The implications of these results are discussed. © 2004 IOS Press. All rights reserved.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Research Group:Psychology
Research Field:Social and Community Psychology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Author:Haines, J (Dr Janet Haines)
Author:Williams, CL (Dr Christopher Williams)
Author:Carson, JM (Ms Jacqui Carson)
ID Code:39435
Year Published:2006
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2006-08-01
Last Modified:2007-04-25
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