Karasek's (1979) high-demand, low control model is among the best-supported stress theories.
We all know what it is, right?
Actually, we don’t. Is it anxiety? Is it frustration? Is it a set of physical symptoms? Or is it some combination of those things... and more? We really don’t know what most people mean when they say they are feeling “stressed,” and there’s no reason to believe that we are all using the term in the same way.
Jan is the author of The Cultural Psyche of India: Guidance for the U.S. Marketer. She is a member of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology and an associate member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. She holds a master's in organizational psychology from the University of London and has written as a consultant for the life sciences industry since 1993.