Attitude toward Safety Issues as Predictor of Job Stress and its Dimensions among Employees

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Fariba Kiani 1 , Mohammad Reza Khodabakhsh ,

1 Young Researcher and Elite Club, Shahrekord Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shahrekord, IR Iran

How to Cite: Kiani F, Khodabakhsh M R. Attitude toward Safety Issues as Predictor of Job Stress and its Dimensions among Employees, Jundishapur J Health Sci. Online ahead of Print ; 6(2):307-317.

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Jundishapur Journal of Health Sciences: 6 (2); 307-317
Published Online: April 8, 2014
Article Type: Research Article

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Abstract

Evidence from a range of different data sources has shown that job stress is a significant problem in organizations and industries. Researchers have mentioned that attitude toward safety issues may predict psychological distresses in workplaces. The present study examined the relationship between attitude toward safety issues related to job stress and its dimensions among workers in Isfahan Steel Company.

This was a cross-sectional study. Sample consisting of 189 employees in Isfahan Steel Company in 2012 was selected according to the stratified random sampling method and responded questionnaires about demography characteristics, job stress and its dimensions (perceived job self-efficacy and perceived job helplessness) and safety attitudes. The data were analyzed using Multivariate and correlation techniques.

The results showed that 1) there were significant relationships between attitude toward safety issues with job stress and perceived job helplessness (p<0.05),2) there was no significant relationship between attitude toward safety issues and perceived job self-efficacy (p>0.05),3) multivariate analysis showed that attitude toward safety issues variable significantly predicted respectively about 18% and 10% of the variance of variables of job stress and perceived job helplessness (p<0.5).

Promoting safety attitudes can be an obstacle against the experience of job stress among employees.

Keywords

Attitude toward safety issues job stress perceived job self-efficacy perceived job helplessness

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