The HSE Work-related stress scale was developed and tested alongside the Work-related Quality of Life scale (WRQoL scale - also included in the Bounce platform) by Portsmouth University. The survey is recognised by the Department For Education's Staff Wellbeing Charter, a declaration of support for, and set of commitments to, the wellbeing and mental health of everyone working in education.
The survey consists of 35 items that ask about 'working conditions' known to be potential causes of work related stress. It provides feedback on the seven stressor categories included in the UK Health and Safety Executive's Management Standards:
The Management Standards Approach recommends that the HSE Management Standards Indicator should be used to gather annual feedback. The analysis of results can help school leaders to understand the current situation in their setting. This is a great starting point for working with employees to improve health, well-being and performance.
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