Analysis of work-related psychosocial risks – Questionnaire method

The psychosocial risks questionnaire is a tool that can be used to help identify and evaluate psychosocial risks at work. This questionnaire accompanies the first two steps of the risk analysis (inventory and analysis of existing risks) and provides the starting point for the third step (taking action). Based on the Job Demands - Resources model (Demerouti, Bakker, Nachreiner & Schaufeli, 2001), the questionnaire carries out an extensive consultation about the obstacles and resources in terms of work organisation, work content, working conditions, working life conditions and work relationships.

Using the following four documents, the employer will be able to carry out the psychosocial risk assessment independently or in coordination with a prevention advisor on psychosocial aspects:

  • The user’s guide is a practical manual that lays out the different steps of the survey and data processing. It also provides some key points of interest and additional background information.
  • The questionnaire consists of about one hundred short questions that employees can answer using a Likert scale (e.g. with the answer options never/rarely/sometimes/often/always). The questionnaire is available as an interactive PDF file so that employees can take it in writing as well as on a computer.
  • The Excel template for data processing allows, among other things, the generation of minimum, maximum and average scores per question, and also provides an overall score per theme.
  • The Demo Excel template is a fictitious example of what the Excel template for data processing looks like when data has been entered.

This publication is only available in a downloadable version.