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Work-related stress in Her Majesty’s Coastguard

S.E. Kingdom, A.P. Smith
International Maritime Health 2011;62(2):148-154.

open access

Vol 62, No 2 (2011)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2011-09-09
Submitted: 2013-02-18

Abstract

Background. As a previously unresearched occupational group, the overall aim of this research was to establish the prevalence of stress and associated outcomes in Her Majesty’s Coastguard (HMCG).
Material and methods. Data were collected from 282 coastguards by paper questionnaire and compared with general UK working population data from the Bristol Stress and Health at Work Study (SHAW) and the Psychosocial Working Conditions Survey (PWC), 2009.
Results. The level of high stress reported in HMCG (11%) was significantly lower than the comparison data (17%). The level of depression found was significantly higher.
Conclusions. HMCG had lower levels of stress than the general UK working population, due, in part to high levels of social support. Data suggests HMCG worthy of study for both negative effects of stress and stress reduction elsewhere.
(Int Marit Health 2011; 62, 2: 148–154)

Abstract

Background. As a previously unresearched occupational group, the overall aim of this research was to establish the prevalence of stress and associated outcomes in Her Majesty’s Coastguard (HMCG).
Material and methods. Data were collected from 282 coastguards by paper questionnaire and compared with general UK working population data from the Bristol Stress and Health at Work Study (SHAW) and the Psychosocial Working Conditions Survey (PWC), 2009.
Results. The level of high stress reported in HMCG (11%) was significantly lower than the comparison data (17%). The level of depression found was significantly higher.
Conclusions. HMCG had lower levels of stress than the general UK working population, due, in part to high levels of social support. Data suggests HMCG worthy of study for both negative effects of stress and stress reduction elsewhere.
(Int Marit Health 2011; 62, 2: 148–154)
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Keywords

stress; coastguards; depression; support

About this article
Title

Work-related stress in Her Majesty’s Coastguard

Journal

International Maritime Health

Issue

Vol 62, No 2 (2011)

Pages

148-154

Published online

2011-09-09

Bibliographic record

International Maritime Health 2011;62(2):148-154.

Keywords

stress
coastguards
depression
support

Authors

S.E. Kingdom
A.P. Smith

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