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29/07/2008

Tool Information

Settings: Workplace
Country of Origin: Poland
Languages: English | Polish
Publication Information: Pyżalski J., Plichta P. (2007) Kwestionariusz Obciążeń Zawodowych Pedagoga (KOZP). Podręcznik., Łódź, Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego - full handbook Pyżalski J. (2006)The level of occupational stress as justification for mental health promotion programmes for teachers, „Zdrowie Publiczne”,116 (4), 559-562

Evaluation: Yes
Available Formats: Digital (CD, DVD) | Paper Based
Free: Yes
Restrictions on Use: No
Tool Focus: Individual
Tool Type: Screening Tool/Questionnaire

Tool Description

The qustionnaire measures occupational burdens in three aspects: 1. Conflict Situations – CS - (9 items). This subscale includes all kinds of behavior presented by students and their families or colleagues that have the negative emotion factor. Particularly important are the situations where conflict or aggression occur, The sample items: My students treat me in a vulgar way, Quarrels between me and my superiors occur, Quarrels between me and families of my students occur. 2. Organizational Burdens - OB - (8 items). This subscale involves the burdens in a macro (system) scale (e.g. low salary over changing law) and the burdens at organizational level (poor management, lack of autonomy). The sample items: Curricula and educational plans are overloaded, My superiors do not support me, The quality of office premises is poor. 3. Lack of Work Sense – LWS - (3 items). In this subscale there are rarely operationalized burdens linked with lack of work sense feeling. The items included in this subscale are: It is hard to help my students although I want it, Despite my efforts my client do not learn what they are supposed to learn, I have to wait long for the positive changes in the behavior of my students Those three factors (subscales) sum up to 48,88% of global variance. The level of reliability is very satisfactory. Cronbach α i Guttman reliability or each subscale look as follow: Conflict Situations (0,85; 0,79), Organizational Burdens (0, 79; 0, 89), Lack of Work Sense (0,69). The new tool proved to be valid. There are reverse correlations with the self efficacy . and positive correlations with burnout that can be treated as the results of prolonging or high stress. There are also temporary norms for the Questionnaire for Occupational Burdens in Teaching (also separate for men and women) Preparation of the tool was co-financed by the University of Lodz grant No. 504/487

Evaluation Description

The tool undertook the full procedure to measure all psychometric properties described clearly in the book. Those properties were then confirmed in the random sample research om echers from Lodz vioivodship

Contact Details

Contact Name: Jacek Pyżalski
Organisation Name: Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine
Address: Teresy 8
Address Line 2: Lodz
Postal Code: 91-348
Country: Poland
Email: whpp@imp.lodz.pl
Telephone: 0048426314685

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