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Submitted: 28 Sep 2018
Accepted: 01 Jun 2019
ePublished: 16 Mar 2019
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Depiction of Health. 2019;9(4): 299-308.
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Public Health

Research

Job Stress and Its Relationship with General Health of Employees in a Match Factory

Parisa Moshashaei, Jalil Nazari*

Abstract

Background and Objectives: In the work environment of all employees, there is a job stress that affects them in different ways. The aim of this study was to investigate the incidence of job stress and its impact on the general health of matchmaking industry employees. Material and Methods: In this descriptive-analytical study, 97 of the employees working in a match-making factory entered the study by using the census method. The measuring tool was a questionnaire that consisted of demographic data, Cooper Job Stress Questionnaire, and General Health (GH28) Questionnaire. The data were analyzed by SPSS16 software using descriptive statistics and Independent t-test and Spearman correlation coefficient. Results: Study results showed that 72.8% of the subjects with an average score of 26.9±7.7 for general health, were suspected of having a mental disorder. Also, the subjects were suspected of illness in all components of general health (physical health, anxiety symptoms, social function, and depression symptoms). Findings of the study showed that 35.1% of the subjects had low stress, 53.6% had moderate stress and 11.3% had high stress. The results of Spearman test showed a significant relationship between job stress and general health and physical health components, anxiety symptoms, and also demographic variables such as age, overtime, and work shift (p Conclusion: The prevalence of job stress among the subjects was moderate. General health, physical health components, and anxiety symptoms showed a correlation with job stress; so that the general health components showed a reduction in the high-stress subjects.
Keywords: Job Stress, General Health, Match-Making, Occupational Health, E-Learning
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