What is the Occupational Stress Inventory – Revised?

The Occupational Stress Inventory-Revised (OSI-R) is a questionnaire that measures three domains of occupational adjustment – occupational stress, psychological strain, and coping resources.

The OSI-R Scales

The OSI-R yields scores on 14 different scales:

  • Role overload 
  • Role insufficiency 
  • Role ambiguity 
  • Role boundary 
  • Responsibility 
  • Physical environment 
  • Vocational stress
  • Psychological strain
  • Interpersonal strain
  • Physical strain
  • Recreation
  • Self-care
  • Social support
  • Rational / cognitive coping

Who Should Use the Occupational Stress Inventory – Revised?

  • HR professionals looking to implement a measure of occupational adjustment as part of employee placement, succession planning, or leadership development and coaching programs
  • Researchers and practitioners who would like to measure occupational stress in employees to better understand how it affects performance, work behaviors, attitudes, turnover, and absenteeism
  • Research on the behavioral correlates of health risk factors

Why Should I Use the Occupational Stress Inventory – Revised?

CONVENIENT. This occupational stress questionnaire can be administered in 30 minutes on SIGMA’s online platform – SigmaTesting.com. Reports are generated immediately. Results are presented using graphs, numbers, and occupational stress scale descriptions.

WIDELY APPLICABLE. The Occupational Stress Inventory was normed on more than 900 adults in 130 different occupations. Revisions include new and revised items, and norms for gender and specific occupational categories (i.e., executive, professional, technical, administrative support, public service/safety, and agricultural/production/laborer).

RELIABLE AND VALID. The coefficient alphas for the OSI-R total questionnaire scores were 0.88 for ORQ, 0.93 for PSQ, and 0.89 for PRQ. The OSI-R coefficients are compared to those of the original OSI. Convergent validity studies, factor analyses, correlational studies of the relationships of the scales to variables of practical and theoretical importance, studies of the stress, strain, and coping models employing comparisons of selected criterion groups are all reported in the manual.


An overview of startup costs for each administration method of the Occupational Stress Inventory is provided below.

OSI-R Startup Costs
US Pricing Canadian Pricing
Online Scoring

  • Includes: 3 OSI-R test administrations, SigmaTesting.com account set up, and technical support
$ 69 $ 84
OSI-R Per Test Cost
US Pricing Canadian Pricing
Online Scoring $ 23 $ 28


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