Paper Information

Journal:   JOURNAL OF RESEARCH AND HEALTH   2014 , Volume 4 , Number 1; Page(s) 613 To 622.
 
Paper: 

PREDICTIVE POWER OF OCCUPATIONAL STRESS AND ITS DIMENSIONS BY SAFETY CLIMATE IN WORKPLACE: IMPLICATIONS FOR WELL-BEING

 
 
Author(s):  KIANI FARIBA, KHODABAKHSH MOHAMMAD REZA*, KHASTWO HASHJIN HAMED
 
* YOUNG RESEARCHERS AND ELITE CLUB, MASHHAD BRANCH, ISLAMIC AZAD UNIVERSITY, MASHHAD, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Evidence from a range of different data sources show that occupational stress is a significant problem in organizations and industries. Researchers have mentioned that safety climate may predict psychological distresses in the workplace. The present study examined degree of safety climate related to occupational stress and its dimensions among workers’ a Steel Company. The current study was a cross-sectional study. Sample consisting of 189 employees in a Steel Company was selected according to the stratified random sampling method and responded questionnaires about demography characteristics, occupational stress and its components (perceived job self-efficacy and perceived job helplessness) and the safety climate. The data were analyzed by multivariate regression and correlation techniques.The results showed that:). There were significant correlations between safety climate with occupational stress as well as with its one component namely perceived job helplessness ;) There wasn’t a significant relationship between safety climate and perceived job self-efficacy;) in multivariate regression analysis, safety climate respectively about 15% and 19% of the variance of variables of job stress and perceived job helplessness significantly predicted. Improving safety climate can be an obstacle against the experience of occupational stress by workers

 
Keyword(s): CLIMATE, HELPLESSNESS, SAFETY, SELF-EFFICACY, STRESS
 
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