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Företagets storlek – avgörande för upplevd stressnivå?: En jämförande studie med grund i JDC-S mellan teknikkonsulter i små respektive stora företag.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Company size – decisive for perceived stress level? : A comparative study based on JDC-S between technology consultants at large and small companies. (English)
Abstract [sv]

Syftet med studien var att undersöka skillnader i krav, kontroll och socialt stöd (JDC-S) utifrån QPS Nordic mellan teknikkonsulter i små och stora företag inom samma verksamhetsområde samt skillnader i upplevd stressnivå utifrån Statshälsans basundersökning. Ytterligare ett syfte var att undersöka i vilken grad JDC-S predicerar stress samt vilken faktor som predicerar stress i högst grad. Resultatet visade signifikanta skillnader i samtliga skalor i JDC-S som kunde lokaliseras i inlärningskrav och kontroll av arbetstakt. Resultatet påvisade inga skillnader i fråga om företagsstorlek och stress där teknikkonsulter upplever stress relativt sällan. Detta motsäger tidigare studier om konsulter och stress, som visat att konsulter upplever stress i hög grad. Resultatet visade slutligen att JDC-S kan förklara upplevd stressnivå till 36,8 % där krav och kontroll predicerar stress signifikant, dock kontroll i högst grad. Detta resultat överensstämmer med JDC-S modellen.

Abstract [en]

The purpose of the study was to examine the differences in demands, control and social support (JDC-S) from QPS Nordic between technology consultants at large and small companies within the same business. Differences in the perceived level of stress from Statshälsans basundersökning was also taken into consideration. Another purpose of the study was to investigate to what extent the JDC-S predicts stress, as well as the factor that predicts stress in the highest degree. The results indicated significant differences in all scales presented by the JDC-S, where the difference was located in the learning demands and in the control of the work pace. Moreover, the results indicated no differences in company size and stress where technology consultants experience stress relatively infrequently. This contradicts earlier studies considering consultants and stress, which established that consultants experience a high degree of stress. Finally, the results indicated that JDC-S can explain the perceived level of stress at 36,8 percent, where demands and control predict stress, but control in the highest degree. This result agrees with JDC-S-model.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 26 p.
Keyword [en]
demand, control, social support, stress, consultant
Keyword [sv]
krav, kontroll, socialt stöd, stress, konsult
National Category
Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-19655Archive number: SGPAK-2015-6OAI: diva2:821548
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Educational program
Human resources and labour relations
Available from: 2015-06-16 Created: 2015-06-15 Last updated: 2015-06-16Bibliographically approved

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