Paper Information

Journal:   JOURNAL OF SABZEVAR UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES   MARCH-APRIL 2016 , Volume 23 , Number 1; Page(s) 133 To 142.
 
Paper: 

THE EFFECT OF JOB STRESS ON THE INTENTION TO STAY AS EMERGENCY PERSONNEL

 
 
Author(s):  SHARIFI TAHERE, NAMDARI MINA*, HASHEMINEJAD NASER
 
* SCHOOL OF HEALTH, KERMAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, KERMAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Background & Objectives: Due to time constraints on tasks, critical condition of the patient, and decisions in critical situation, the personnel of emergency medical services (EMS) are highly susceptible to stress which can have serious consequences, such as leaving the profession. This study aimed to investigate occupational stress and its relation with intention to stay as employee of Kerman, s EMS center, Iran.
Materials & Methods: This descriptive-analytical study was conducted on 200 employees of Kerman’s EMS center who were selected by stratified sampling. Data collecting method was obtained by a questionnaire consisting of two parts: HSE job stress questionnaire, and Need intention to stay questionnaire. Data analysis was carried out by descriptive statistics, ANOVA, T-test, regression test, and SPSS software. The results were considered significant when p<0.05.
Results: The average of job stress and intention to stay was 89.35±26.67 and 3.32±0.3, respectively. The results of Pearson analysis showed negative correlation between job stress and intention to stay in employees (r=-0.21, p<0.01) and positive correlation between dimensions of job stress (p<0.05). Based on regression analysis, no significant relationship was found between job stress and number of children and work experience. It means that these two variables cannot be considered as predictor variables of job stress with 95% confidence (p>0.05).
Conclusion: Due to finding that employees with low job stress tend to have higher intention to stay, effective strategies to decrease level of job stress for employees, like supervisor supports, employees consultation and participation in decisions, and changes the organization, should be developed.

 
Keyword(s): JOB STRESS, INTENTION TO STAY, EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES
 
References: 
  • ندارد
 
  Persian Abstract Yearly Visit 65
 
Latest on Blog
Enter SID Blog