Data-driven tool for analyzing psychological stress in the workplace


The project deals with the development of an automated method for analyzing mental health in the workplace based on current scientific findings in business psychology. The project takes place as part of the "Young Innovators" funding with the aim of successfully and sustainably founding a company during the project period. The focus of the research is the validation of a practice-relevant questionnaire for surveying mental health in an organizational context, the development of a measurement model and its implementation in an automated progressive web application.

Research question

  • Which work factors are relevant for the mental health of employees?

  • How to convert mental stress into economic figures?

  • Which concepts for strengthening mental health have a lasting effect?

Scientific approach and methods

  • Development of a valid measuring instrument for mental stress and health at work

  • Creation of a database to determine the connections between stress and mental health

  • Literature analysis to develop effective concepts to strengthen mental health in an organizational context

Targeted results

  • Valid measurement model for predicting mental health in the workplace based on stress factors and their costs for companies
  • General framework for strengthening mental health in the workplace
  • Successful start-up of a company on the topic mentioned
ManagementProf. Dr. Patrick Müller
Funding bodyMinistry of Science, Research and Art Baden-Württemberg
ProgramYoung Innovators
Duration01.03.2022 - 28.02.2023



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