Stressforståelsen på en Offentlig Arbejdsplads

Amalie Lindeburg Jørgensen, Blanca Lauridsen Lundager, Peter Jensen, Simon Siegrist Andersen & Jesper Erik Jønck

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


The primary purpose of this study is to determine how groups in a workspace creates an equal understanding of stress, specifically employees in the public service. We have chosen to use the booklet Fra stress til trivsel made by Videncenter for Arbejdsmiljø, and theories by Marilynn Brewer, Norman Fairclough and Lazarus & Folkman to answer this question. In the first part of this study we introduce the three theories. Brewer’s theory will be applied as an explanation for how an individual as a member of a group has the need to share common understandings with the other group members. This leads us to the booklet in which stress is defined and tools to cope with stress is explained. If a group in a working space decides to incorporate these tools and the definition of stress that is communicated by Videncenter for Arbejdsmiljø, this understanding of stress could become one of the group's distinctions. Furthermore we explain, by using Fairclough’s theory, how equal understandings in groups depends on the social structure a group is a part of. At last we have discussed the differences between the applied theories, which have led to the conclusion that an equal understanding of stress can appear. We did however realize that we only have one explanation out of many to how groups create equal understandings. It will change depending on which theorist we use to explain why groups create an equal understanding. According to our investigations it is possible for the institution Videncenter for Arbejdsmiljø to influence the stress discourse by using discourse technology as a way of affecting the group of co-workers.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato19 dec. 2013


  • Stress