Job stress and job burnout have been discussed recently in the news:
“Workplace Coach: What You Can Do to Reduce Job Stress” Seattle Post Intelligencer
While job stress isn't new, there is no doubt it's on the rise. This workplace coach sees an alarming trend in frazzled, burned out and exhausted workers. The constant theme I hear: Everyone is increasingly challenged to do more with less. . . .
“Sense of Fairness Affects Outlook, Decisions” Washington Post
Burnout has been long associated with being overworked and underpaid, but psychologists Christina Maslach and Michael Leiter found that these were not the crucial factors. The single biggest difference between employees who suffered burnout and those who did not was the whether they thought that they were being treated unfairly or fairly. . . .
[see also abstract of original article]
This year's graduating seniors may face higher risk for job burnout than their parents’ generation, say business and career experts. . . .
More comprehensive information about job stress is available on the Internet, e.g., the “Job Stress” section of the American Institute of Stress site and U. S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Publication no. 99-101 Stress...At Work.
Interdisciplinary works on job stress are classed in 158.72 Job stress. The Relative Index signals that 158.72 is the interdisciplinary number, because it is “the first class number displayed in the index entry (the unindented term)” (section 11.8 in Introduction to DDC):
Job stress 158.72
Job stress—executive management 658.4095
Job stress—labor economics 331.256
In the upward hierarchy for 158.72 is 158.7 Industrial psychology, which has a scope note, class-here note, and class-elsewhere note, all of which have hierarchical force and thus indicate how subordinate numbers are to be interpreted:
Works focusing on the psychology of the individual employee in relation to work or taking a broad view that encompasses the concerns of individual employees, union leaders, management
Class here psychology of work
Class industrial psychology applied to a specific subject outside psychology with the subject, plus notation T1—019 from Table 1, e.g., psychological principles of personnel management 658.30019
Examples of works classed in 158.72 are Handbook of Work Stress and Get a Grip!: Overcoming Stress and Thriving in the Workplace. Works that focus on burnout are classed in 158.723 Job burnout, e.g., Banishing Burnout: Six Strategies for Improving your Relationship with Work and Overcoming Job Burnout: How to Renew Enthusiasm for Work.
Works on job stress in a specific occupation are classed with the occupation plus standard subdivision T1—019 Psychological principles, e.g., I Love a Cop: What Police Families Need to Know 363.2019 Psychological aspects of police services (built with 363.2 Police services plus T1—019 Psychological principles).