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J Shahrekord Univ Med Sci 2011, 13(5): 37-45 Back to browse issues page
Analysis of occupational stress and the related issues among employees of ٍEsfahan steel company (ESCO), Iran (2009)
Masoud Lotfizadeh * , Ismaeil Noor-hassim , Ahsan Habibi
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Background and aims: Occupational stress is defined as the harmful physical and emotional response that occurs when the requirements of the job do not match the capabilities, resources, or needs of the worker. Occupational stress may bring about economic and health problems. This study was conducted to determine the factors that contribute to occupational stress of the employees of ESCO (Iran). Methods: This discreptive-analytical study was conducted on 400 ESCO employees. Data were collected using demographic and DASS questionnaire and then were analyzed using Chi statistical test and logistic regression analyzation. Results: The prevalence of stress was 53%. There was no significant relationship between stress and age, marital status, experience, literacy and shift work. However, high significant relationship was found between income and stress. It is apparent that financial problems were the most common reasons for stress among the employees and the main contributors to stress were work environment, task type, financial problems and the income below 5000000 rials (P<0.05). Conclusion: Based on the results of this study, about half of the ESCO employees suffer from stress compared with other industrialized countries, Iranian employees appeared to have much higher prevalence of stress. This result calls for appropriate planning of the workplace and condition to improve the quality of life and reduce stress.

Keywords: Occupational stress, Employees, Esfahan steel company, Iran
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: general
Received: 2011/12/14 | Accepted: 2017/09/2 | Published: 2017/09/2
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Lotfizadeh M, Noor-hassim I, Habibi A. Analysis of occupational stress and the related issues among employees of ٍEsfahan steel company (ESCO), Iran (2009). J Shahrekord Univ Med Sci. 2011; 13 (5) :37-45
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