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Pubilication Date: 27 January 2022

DOI: 10.26193/KTL5YE

In this research participants were asked about their job, their working conditions, and their health. The study aims to find out more about various aspects of job stress (such as high job demands and low control over how they do their work, and certain psychological and social risk factors within the work environment) to investigate how these factors may be related to participants health and work outcomes. Questions were generally the same as those asked previously, and covered psychosocial risk factors in
Australian workplaces and their relationship to employee health and wellbeing and engagement outcomes. The average interview time was 30.9 minutes and was conducted over the phone.
The Centre for Applied Psychological Research University of South Australia, in conjunction with Population Research and Outcome Studies, The University of Adelaide conducted the first wave of a longitudinal population based study into work stress and job engagement in 2009, the Australian Workplace Barometer (AWB) project. In 2009 data was collected in New Wales (NSW) (n = 1074) and Western Australia (WA) (n = 1156). In 2010 a second wave of data was collected from NSW participants (n = 725) and WA participants (n =804) as well as a first wave of interviews in South Australia (SA) (n = 1143). In 2011 first wave of interviews were conducted with participants from Australian Capital Territory (ACT) (n = 255), Tasmania (TAS) (n = 416) and the Northern Territory (NT) (n = 170). In 2012 a second wave of data was collected from SA participants (n = 664). In 2014/15 a third wave of data was collected from NSW, WA and SA participants, a second wave of data from ACT, TAS and NT participants and a first wave data was collected from all eight Australian states and territories, NSW, WA, SA, ACT, TAS, NT, Victoria (VIC) and Queensland (QLD). The data reported here presents data collected for AWB project in 2014/15 for all eight Australia eight Australian states and territories.