THEORY AND METHODS IN THE STUDY OF ORGANIZATIONAL STRESS.
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DENVER UNIV COLO DEPT OF SOCIOLOGY
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A conceptual framework for the analysis of organizational stress was constructed. Additional theoretical work was completed on the pre-suppositions implicit in this and other organizational models. The stress framework was used to intensely analyze data collected at Ohio State on three simulated police communication teams subjected to stress. These findings and the conceptual model were critically reviewed by seventeen organizational specialists at the Symposium on Organizational Stress held at the University of Denver in January, 1968. A summary of the proceedings is organized into three general headings 1 theory, 2 method, and 3 future research needs. Following the Symposium, the conceptual model, theoretical discussion, and analysis of police team response to stress was revised. Simulation as a bridge between the laboratory and field is briefly discussed as are major problem areas related to organizational stress which require future empirical, methodological, and conceptual work. Author
- Sociology and Law