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ERIC Number: EJ1003771
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-1539-1590
Comparison of Stress-Related Factors in the 2007 and 2010 Research Administrator Stress Perception Surveys (RASPerS)
Shambrook, Jennifer
Journal of Research Administration, v43 n2 p107-118 Fall 2012
The 2007 Research Administrator Stress Perception Survey (RASPerS) surveyed over 600 research administrators the resadm-l listserve. The 2010 RASPerS surveyed over 1,100 research administrators. During this time, there was significant change in the research funding landscape with the end to the US National Institutes of Health budget doubling and the downturn in the economy. This study compares the responses of research administrators between 2007 and 2010 in relation to questions of perceived work stress, number of hours worked each week, work/family conflict, reporting to work when sick (sickness presenteeisn), and feelings of appreciation for workplace contributions. This study finds significant differences between the responses from 2007 and 2010 for all factors. Perceived work stress, number of hours worked, work/family conflict, and sickness presenteeism were all significantly higher in 2010. Perceived feeling of appreciation and respect remains at a low percentage but it did rise substantially during this time frame from 3% to 14%. (Contains 2 tables and 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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