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  1. 1. UCU model stress questionnaireMembers of the teaching/lecturing staff have been reporting that the increasing levels ofstress at work are affecting their health, well-being and job satisfaction. In order to gatherevidence, which may be presented to management, the UCU branch/LA is conducting astress questionnaire.Please answer the following questions. Your replies will be treated in the strictestconfidence – we are not asking you to provide your name. Please return the completedform to your UCU reps or direct to ……….. using the attached envelope, by …………The questionnaire applies to all teaching staff, UCU and non-UCU members alike. Wehope that all members of the teaching staff will appreciate the importance of this and takea few minutes to fill it in. You should find it takes no more than 10 to 15 minutes tocomplete.Part 1: Background details1. Please indicate your position/staff grade: Please CircleLecturer 1Part time Lecturer 2Researcher 3Senior Lecturer 4Principal Lecturer 5Management Post 6Please Circle2. Is your post: Permanent 1Temporary 2Please Circle3. Are you: Male 1Female 24. Do you consider yourself a disabled person? Please CircleYesNoStress toolkit
  2. 2. Model stress questionnairePlease Circle5. Are you: White – British 1Irish 2Other 3Asian/BritishBangladeshi 4Indian 5Pakistani 6Other 7Black/Black BritishAfrican 8Caribbean 9Other 10MixedWhite/Asian 11White/Black African 12White/Black Caribbean 13Other 14Chinese/Other Ethnic GroupChinese 15Any Other 16Please Circle6. Age: Under 26 126-35 236-45 346-55 456+ 57. Which department are you in?..............................................................................2
  3. 3. Model stress questionnairePart 2: Stress Symptoms7. How would you describe your general health 3 years ago and now:Please Circle3 yrs ago PresentGood 1 2Reasonable 1 2Poor 1 28. Are you experiencing, or have you experienced any of these stress symptoms inthe last year?Please CircleNever Sometimes Oftena. Headaches/migraine 1 2 3b. Aches and pains 1 2 3c. High blood pressure 1 2 3d. Poor sleep patterns 1 2 3e. Skin Rashes 1 2 3f. Indigestion 1 2 3g. Stomach ulcers 1 2 3h. Asthma 1 2 3i. Anxiety 1 2 3j. Depression 1 2 3k. Heart disease 1 2 3l. Changes in appetite 1 2 3m. Exhaustion 1 2 3n. Increased consumption oftobacco. 1 2 3o. Increased consumption ofalcohol. 1 2 3p. Inability to concentrate 1 2 3q. Erratic moods 1 2 3r. Low self esteem/confidence 1 2 33
  4. 4. Model stress questionnaire9. While working do you ever feel:Please circleNever Sometimes Oftena. Irritated 1 2 3b. Angry 1 2 3c. Frustrated 1 2 3d. Helpless 1 2 3e. Anxious 1 2 3f. Depressed 1 2 3g. Unable to concentrate 1 2 3h. Over tired 1 2 310. Have you taken leave in the past 12 months due to work related stress?Please CircleYes No1 211. If Yes, how long for? Please CircleA few days one week two weeks longer1 2 3 412. Have stress related symptoms returned on your return to work?Please circleYes No1 213. Has your GP suggested that your condition was due to your work?Please circleYes No1 24
  5. 5. Model stress questionnaire14. Are you receiving treatment from your GP for stress related symptoms?Please CircleYes No1 2Part 3: Workload15. Please estimate the average number of hours per week that you work (both onand off site) during term time.Please circle30 – 35 136- - 40 241 – 45 346 – 50 451 + 516. (a) Please indicate how, if at all, your total workload has changed over the lastfive years, and two yearsPlease circle5 years 2 yearsWorkload has decreased 1 1Remained the same 2 2Workload increased 3 3If your workload has increased, please go to questions 16b & 17 below.If your workload has decreased or remained the same, please go to question 18.5
  6. 6. Model stress questionnaire16 (b) If your workload has increased, please indicate below the approximate extentby which it has changed.Workload has increased by: Please circleOver 5 years Over 2 yearsa. about a quarter 1 1b. about a half 2 2c. about three quarters 3 3d. about double 4 4e. more than double 5 517. If your workload has increased please indicate on the scale below:a. which factors have been significant in causing the increaseb. which single factor has contributed most to your increased workload.Significant factors Single most important(You may select factor (choose onemore than one) only please)(please circle) (please circle one)FactorsChanges in conditions of service 1 1Teaching new courses 1 2Admin (general) 1 3Increased student numbers 1 4Inspection/auditing processes 1 5Meeting targets/deadlines 1 6Keeping up with new ed. initiatives 1 7Need to generate income 1 8Requirement to undertake research 1 9Other (please specify below) 1 10................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................6
  7. 7. Model stress questionnairePart 4: Factors Causing Stress18. Which factors associated with your current post do you think create work relatedstress? Please circle on the scale below, how significant each of these factors are:Stress related factorsNotapplicableOccasionallystressfulStressfulVeryStressfulDemandsa Dealing with student discipline 1 2 3 4b larger classes/more students 1 2 3 4c Dealing with aggressive/violentbehaviour1 2 3 4d Teaching new courses 1 2 3 4e Dealing with new education initiatives 1 2 3 4f Administration 1 2 3 4g Frequent changes to timetable orcourses1 2 3 4h Increased workload 1 2 3 4i Need to hit targets/deadlines 1 2 3 4j Long working hours 1 2 3 4k Increase in temporary/ part timecontracts1 2 3 4l Inspection/auditing processes 1 2 3 4m Lone working 1 2 3 4n Off site/multi site working 1 2 3 4o Traveling time 1 2 3 4p Lack of regular breaks 1 2 3 4q Staff appraisal 1 2 3 4r Presenteeism – feeling unable to taketime-off sick1 2 3 4Controla Not able to exert control overdemands made1 2 3 4b Lack of participation in decisionmaking1 2 3 4c Dealing with competing demands –unable to plan working day1 2 3 4d Work linked to deadlines & targets 1 2 3 47
  8. 8. Model stress questionnaireStress related factorsNotapplicableOccasionallystressfulStressfulVeryStressfule Changes in terms & conditionswithout consultation1 2 3 4f Job changes without consultation 1 2 3 4g Lack of funds/resources/ support todo the job1 2 3 4h Given responsibility without theauthority to take decisions1 2 3 4i Insufficient time for scholarship and/orresearch1 2 3 4Relationshipsa Bullying behaviour from managers/staff/ students1 2 3 4b Harassment by managers/ staff/students1 2 3 4c Dealing with conflictual situations 1 2 3 4d Lack of line management support 1 2 3 4e Feeling isolated in curriculum area 1 2 3 4f Lack of communication with staff 1 2 3 4g New styles of institutionalmanagement1 2 3 4h Feeling that your work is not valued 1 2 3 4i Lack of involvement and informationas hourly paid lecturer1 2 3 4Rolea Conflicting demands in job role 1 2 3 4b Unclear job description 1 2 3 4c Lack of support in job role 1 2 3 4d Efforts not valued 1 2 3 4e Lack of participation in decisionmaking1 2 3 4f Lack of promotion prospects 1 2 3 4g Lack of career developmentopportunities1 2 3 4h Poor pay prospects due to hourlypaid /agency worker status1 2 3 4Changea Pace and intensity of change 1 2 3 4b New educational initiatives 1 2 3 48
  9. 9. Model stress questionnaireStress related factorsNotapplicableOccasionallystressfulStressfulVeryStressfulc High degree of uncertainty aboutwork due to re-organization1 2 3 4d High degree of uncertainty due torestructuring & redundancies1 2 3 4e Uncertainty due to merger 1 2 3 4f Pressures from funding organizations 1 2 3 4g Impact of restructuring onworkload/job responsibilities1 2 3 4h Large increases in numbers of parttime/temporary staff1 2 3 4i Changes without consultation 1 2 3 4j Lack of participation in decisionmaking1 2 3 4Supporta Lack of information about what isgoing on1 2 3 4b Insufficient admin support 1 2 3 4c Feeling work not valued 1 2 3 4d Lack of management support 1 2 3 4e Limited or no access to training 1 2 3 4f Over competitive/ confrontationalinstitutional culture1 2 3 4g Lack of funds/resources to do the job 1 2 3 4h Lack of facilities, eg photocopiers 1 2 3 4i Lack of facilities and support due tohourly paid status1 2 3 4Part 5: Overview19. What do you see yourself doing five years from now? Please circleWorking in the same post 1Working in a promoted post 2Working for another establishment in a similar post 3Working for another establishment in a promoted post 4Change career – no longer teaching 5Retired 69
  10. 10. Model stress questionnaire20. What are the two things, which would make a significant difference to the stressconcerns identified above?…………………………………………………………………………………………………………21. Please use the space below to provide any other information or comments you wish tomake about Lecturer’s workload and factors affecting levels of stress.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................Thank you for taking the time to fill in the questionnaire. (If you are not a UCU member youare welcome to join. Please contact ……………………………..for an application form).10

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