Subproject Building a comprehensive database:
Subproject Documentation, testing, and evaluation of suitable measures:
Finding target-group-specific measures to reduce occupational stress and promote a healthy working environment.
Subproject Networking and interconnection of the institutional players in the participating organizations:
Creating a network to enable exchange and communication about best practice examples and lessons learned by the institutional players involved.
Subproject Adjustment of the instrument for students:
Developing, validation, and testing of an analogous instrument suitable for students
The comprehensive database was build. Thereof central factors for occupational stress and resources in the working environment could be identified for all involved target groups, and the two different types of organizations. Furthermore, central factors for the four different dimensions of psychological health asked in the questionnaire were identified. Moreover, the basic model of the questionnaire (based on Badura et al. 2013) and thereby the relevance of collaboration, leadership and the culture of a higher education organization and its schools, departments and divisions was proved. The database also provides a benchmark for all participating organizations and is available for further research activities e.g. from the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV).
A database in excel was established which provides a helpful structure categorizing the measures taken in the participating organizations. We also provide a list of measures taken for the network members so they can inspire and learn from each other. The network is consists of more than 40 higher education organizations and includes diverse institutional players such as vice presidents/chancellors, and agents from human re-source management, occupational safety and health, and workplace health management. The network is in a regular and continuous communication. Also, the University of Bielefeld will continue organizing these networking events on a regular basis in the future – even when the project period funded by the DGUV has ended.
The questionnaire to investigate the psycho-logical stresses and resources of students is developed, tested, validated and therefore available and disposed to use ("Bielefelder Questionnaire about conditions of studying").
education, scienceType of hazard:
mental stress factorsCatchwords:
prevention, risk assessment, occupational health and safety organisationDescription, key words:
Psychic stress risk assessment, universities, Bielefelder Fragebogen (Questionnaire), measure of occupational safety and health