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The challenge of assessing the psychosocial working environment: why some self-reports should not be interpreted as environmental exposures
  1. Roger Persson,
  2. Jesper Kristiansen
  1. National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark
  1. Correspondence to Dr Roger Persson, National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Lersø Parkallé 105, Copenhagen DK-2100, Denmark; rpe{at}nrcwe.dk

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Psychosocial risk factors are often conceptualised as explanatory constructs that reflect environmental exposures. To date, the predominant method to operationally define such environmental exposures has been via self-report questionnaires (eg, the Job Content Questionnaire (JCQ) and the Copenhagen Psychosocial Questionnaire (COPSOQ)1 ,2). However, methodological concerns have been raised. One such concern is the extent to which responses can be generalised to actual …

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