Welcome to COPSOQ!

New reference values since March 2024!

Comparing yourself with others is the best way to assess your own situation. Only the reference to a benchmark tells you whether there is a need for action or not. We offer you suitable comparative values from the COPSOQ database.



The COPSOQ database now contains information on more than 630,000 employees. The new reference values are standard for the external and internal comparison (benchmark) of a company and are therefore - as usual - included in each of our reports.


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What is COPSOQ?

The questionnaire on mental stress at work

The COPSOQ (Copenhagen Psychosocial Questionnaire) is a cross-sector and cross-occupational questionnaire. It is based on the scientific model of a cause-effect relationship between psychological working conditions (stressors) and reactions of working people (consequences of stress or strains).


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How does the survey work?

The survey in cooperation with FFAW

We, the Freiburg Research Center for Occupational Sciences (FFAW), offer to conduct the survey with the COPSOQ in seven steps with a clear distribution of roles.


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Who are we?

The survey in cooperation with FFAW

Our team consists of social and health scientists. Our claim is the professional application of empirical research methods in the realization of our projects. We cooperate with national and international institutions.


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Just try it out: the paper version of COPSOQ

We offer both online and paper versions of the survey. The online and the paper version provides a comparison of your personal values with the representative average values for all employees in Germany.

A note for ongoing surveys in companies: COPSOQ surveys in companies have their own websites. If you want to participate in a survey in your company, please enter the link provided to you in the address line of your browser!

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