Introduction
 Work Events

 

In an attempt to define stress, Albrecht (1979) outlined a number of a priori sets of events more closely related to the world of work: workload, physical variables, job status, accountability, task variety, human contact, and physical and mental challenge. Though these variables are frequently discussed in the speculative literature, few attempts have been made to define them operationally in terms of psychometric constructs. The development of the TSI is one such attempt to do so.