Reliability and Validity of a Stress Scale in Public Employees from Murcia (Spain)
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AutorRodríguez González-Moro, María Teresa; Gallego Gómez, Juana Inés; Rodríguez González-Moro, José Miguel; Campillo Cano, María Consolación; Rivera Caravaca, José Miguel; [et al.]
Stress is common in all work environments. Technostress and the difficulty of separating the family arena from the work environment are some of the new and emerging risks faced by companies, employees and society in general. Most of the available instruments for measuring stress in workers have been focused on education professionals and healthcare workers. Therefore, it is necessary to validate simple and friendly-use tools to detect stress levels in public workers. The aim of this study was to determine the internal consistency of an adapted version of the Student Stress Inventory-Stress Manifestations (SSI-SM) for public employees and to determine if high-stress levels are related to personal and work-related factors. A cross-sectional and descriptive study was conducted from October 2016 to February 2019 including 468 Spanish public workers based in Murcia. An adapted version of the SSI-SM was administered and data on personal and work-related factors were collected. Results showed...