Brief Job Stress Questionnaire

Stressed person (Credit: iStock)This questionnaire was developed for the employees to determine the job stress through different dimensions. The questionnaire has a simple scoring method and can be adopted for the tick box type questions. This survey could help the companies to know the stress on the employees.

Brief Job Stress Questionnaire (BJSQ) was a type of survey developed by a research group commissioned by Japan Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (JMHLW) in 1998.

It has items composed of questions and other statements related to job stressors, stress response, social factors, and work and life satisfaction. Questions related to job stressors include stress related to work such as quantitative job demands, qualitative job demands, and control. Items related to stress response include psychological stress response and physical stress response. Items related to social factors include social support.

Utilizing this questionnaire, researchers have worked on the association of job stresses and long work hours, overtime work, and shift work. Researchers found high stress response among nurses utilizing this questionnaire.

In a recent study, researchers have found that BJSQ can help us in the assessment of the onset of depression (in employees) as a result of stress response measured by BJSQ.

Further Reading:

Shimomitsu T, Ohno H, Maruta T, Tanigawa T (2000) Investigation research report concerning prevention of disease related to work in 1997 the Ministry of Labor: III Stress measurement research group report. pp.101–169. (In Japanese)

Wada, K., Sairenchi, T., Haruyama, Y., Taneichi, H., Ishikawa, Y., & Muto, T. (2013). Relationship between the Onset of Depression and Stress Response Measured by the Brief Job Stress Questionnaire among Japanese Employees: A Cohort Study PLoS ONE, 8 (2) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0056319

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