A Systematic Review of the Job-stress Intervention Evaluation Literature, 1990–2005 Academic Article uri icon


  • Ninety reports of systematic evaluations of job-stress interventions were rated in terms of the degree of systems approach used. A high rating was defined as both organizationally and individually focused, versus moderate (organizational only), and low (individual only). Studies using high-rated approaches represent a growing proportion of the job-stress intervention evaluation literature. Individual-focused, low-rated approaches are effective at the individual level, favorably affecting individual-level outcomes, but tend not to have favorable impacts at the organizational level. Organizationally-focused high- and moderate-rated approaches are beneficial at both individual and organizational levels. Further measures are needed to foster the dissemination and implementation of systems approaches to examining interventions for job stress.


  • Lamontagne, Anthony D
  • Keegel, Tessa
  • Louie, Amber M
  • Ostry, Aleck
  • Landsbergis, Paul A

publication date

  • July 2007