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KHoshakhlagh A, Halvani G, laal F, mihanpoor H, Moradi M. The study and Determination of occupational stress and its affecting factors on one of industries in Yazd province. tkj. 2015; 7 (1) :41-51
URL: http://tkj.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-359-en.html

Department of Occupational Health, School of Health, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran , gmail.com
Abstract:   (2354 Views)
Background and Aim: In recent decades, the issue of stress and its negative consequences such as violence in the workplace, increased accidents at work, Absenteeism and burnout, have deleterious effects on the efficiency and economy. The aim of this study was to determine the occupational stress of pelletizing industry workers and its determinants.
Methods: This study was descriptive - analytical and cross sectional. Among of pelletizing plant workers selected 120 subjects (randomly) and according to the shift, they are divided into two groups of Shift and non-shift work and for the estimation of stress, 120 occupational questionnaires with 92% reliability was completed and Statistical data was analyzed by the SPSS software.
Results: 88% of employees had severe stress. Severe stress was observed in shift work, low age and experience (in both shift and non-shift), respectively, 90%, 96.2% and 94.7%. 92.6% of smokers also had severe stress. Between job stress and levels of education, and marital status and sleep problems were not significantly association (p>0/05).
 Conclusions: According to the result of presented study, shift work, smoking, low age and experience were the causes and triggers of stress. Therefore it is suggested, takes into account the selection and periodic examinations of workers with these characteristics for stressful jobs and so identify sources of stress for reducing causing factors as systematically and prioritize be attempted.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Ergonomics
Received: 2013/09/24 | Accepted: 2015/07/2 | Published: 2015/07/2

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