1Research Center for Environmental Pollutants, Qom University of Medical Sciences
2Department of Occupational health, School of Public Health, Qom University of Medical Sciences
3Research Center for Environmental Pollutants and Department of Environmental Health Engineering, Qom University of Medical Sciences
Health of organization’s employees is dependent on psychosocial factors such as job stress, considerably. Job stress is related to the low quality of life, job burnout, increasing the risk of accidents and work–related injuries and cause job change and early retirement of employees. This study aimed to evaluate employees’ job stress in an industry as well as to assess its relationship by personal (age, education, chronic disease, taking medication, and smoking) and job (type of occupation, work experience, type of employment, working hours per day, second jobs and accident) variables. This descriptive study was conducted in 2013 on all 149 employees of a manufacturing company. Data collection was done with HSE’s Management Standards Indicator Tool. Information was gathered in Semi–supervised self–reported manner. Independent–sample T test, one–way ANOVA, and linear regression were used for data analysis. All statistical analysis performed in SPSS software version 16. The mean of participant’s age and work experience was 39.8 and 15.43 years, respectively. Mean of job stress score was 3.59 ±0.45 and was in no stress range. Among the studied variables, type of employment, the permanent taking of medication and accident have a significant relationship with job stress (P<0.05). But, other variables did not have a significant relationship with job stress. Injured personnel and drug users have higher stress levels than others that need to be considered in these cases. Also, job stress in employees and contract staffs is more than conventional workers. Thus, more detailed examinations are needed for those employees.
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