The revised edition of the Occupational Stress Inventory (OSI-R™) is divided into three sections, the Occupational Role Questionnaire (ORQ), the Personal Strain Questionnaire (PSQ), and the Personal Resources Questionnaire (PRQ). These questionnaires provide a concise measure of three important dimensions of occupational adjustment:
- occupational stress
- psychological strain
- coping resources
For each of these dimensions, scales measure specific attributes of the environment or individual that represent important characteristics of occupational adjustment.
This report contains a profile of an individual’s scores on the scales that make up the OSI-R™. Subsequent pages of the report contain descriptions and possible high score interpretations for each of the OSI-R™ scales.
OSI-R Report Contents
- Page 2 – OSI-R Profile
- Page 3 – OSI-R Scale Descriptions
OSI-R™ Profile Description
The charts list the raw scores for each of the OSI-R™ scales, followed by standardized T scores that first compare the scores to those of the males in the main OSI-R™ normative sample, then the females in the normative sample, and finally to the entire combined normative sample. The combined T scores are also graphed. T scores are linear transformations of raw scores, derived to have a mean of 50 and a standard deviation of 10.
Interpretation of T Scores
For the ORQ and PSQ scales, high scores suggest significant levels of occupational stress and psychological strain, respectively.
- T scores at or above 70 indicate a strong probability of maladaptive stress, debilitating strain, or both.
- Scores in the range of 60-69 suggest mild levels of maladaptive stress and strain.
- Scores in the range of 40-59 are within one standard deviation of the mean and should be interpreted as being within normal range.
- Scores below 40 indicate a relative absence of occupational stress or psychological strain.
For the PRQ scales, high scores indicate highly developed coping resources. For these scales:
- T scores below 30 indicate a significant lack of coping resources.
- Scores in the range of 30-39 suggest mild deficits in coping skills.
- Scores in the range of 40-49 indicate average coping resources, whereas higher scores indicate increasingly strong coping resources.
The scales described in this report should be used only by a qualified professional trained in the use and interpretation of psychological tests. Users of this report should have:
a) a thorough knowledge of the OSI-R™ manual, including proper administration and interpretation of the OSI-R™, as well as an understanding of norms and their limitations;
b) a thorough knowledge of test theory and principles of interpretation;
c) a complete understanding of the stress, strain and coping model on which the OSI-R™ is based; and
d) an understanding of appropriate test use (i.e. the identification of occupationally induced stress for the benefit of an individual voluntarily taking the test).