Take part in an international study of workplace stress

In conjunction with ICE, the Department of Construction Economics and Management at the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa, has embarked on a project looking into occupational stress in our industry. Share your views by completing an online survey.

Academics from the University of Cape Town want to hear from you.
Academics from the University of Cape Town want to hear from you.

It is common cause that our industry is a stressful working environment. What causes this stress? What physical and mental strain are you under because of work pressures? Are you feeling burnt-out? What is the effect on your work-family balance? How does this affect your level of engagement and attitude to team work? What are YOUR feelings?

The questions are topical and relevant to all who are concerned about the well-being of people in our industry. Using Robertson Cooper's (UK) ASSET questionnaire, the survey aims to investigate work-life balance, work relationships, work overload, job control, job satisfaction, commitment to the organisation, commitment of the organisation, team cohesion potential, resilience, physical and psychological health and psychological well-being – as perceived and experienced by chartered engineers in the construction industry.

The survey has ethics clearance from the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment at UCT. The information you provide will only be used for research purposes and it will not be possible for your individual responses to be attributed to you. Submission of the questionnaire will be deemed to be confirmation of informed consent. The main output of the study will be a report published by ICE. The anonymous data will be archived by Robertson Cooper and used in norming, but will also be used for research and dissemination purposes by the research team.

Please share your views by completing the online questionnaire. This survey is entirely web-based and the results are captured and processed electronically. Trials indicate that the survey takes about 15-20 minutes to complete. 

If you have any queries about the questionnaire please contact [email protected].

Complete the online survey.