DEVELOPING THE OCCUPATIONAL STRESS INDICATOR (OSI) FOR USE IN FRANCE: A STUDY ON THE RELIABILITY AND VALIDITY OF THE TRANSLATED OSI
 
Steiler, D., Grenoble Graduate School of Business, France
 
This study examines the validity and the reliability of the French version of the Occupational Stress Indicator (OSI). The OSI is a diagnostic research tool which assesses seven different aspects of the stress-strain relationship. On the strain side, the scope of the outcomes focuses on three indicators: job satisfaction, mental health and physical health. On the stressor side the assessment includes sources of job stress, type A behaviour, locus of control and coping styles. Although the workplace stress costs are now well recognized in France, there is little research focus or methodology available to assess job and organizational stress. The purpose of the study is to bridge the gap, after a translation and back- translation procedure, by administering the OSI to a French white-collar sample. To test the reliability of the seven scales, split-half methods and Cronbach's alpha will be used. Alternative measures will be taken in order to assess the construct validity of the scales.