A study on organizational factors that influence job stress among medical laboratory technologists in Klang Valley Hospitals

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A cross-sectional study on organizational factors that influences job stress was carried out among Medical Laboratory Technologists (MLT) in Klang Valley's Hospitals. There were three organizational factors that were measured, interpersonal factor, job condition and career development. A total of 249 respondents participated in this study, 126 were from the private hospitals and 123 from the government hospitals. The prevalence of stress was found higher in the private hospitals with the percentage of 16.7% compared to the government hospitals of 15.4%. All three organizational factors were significantly associated with job stress (interpersonal factor p <0.001, job condition p<0.001 and career development p < 0.001). Management team in hospitals as well as the laboratory managers should introduce stress prevention programmes to assist MLTs in stress management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-107
Number of pages5
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Volume65
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010

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Keywords

  • Job stress
  • Klang Valley Hospitals
  • Medical laboratory technologists
  • Organizational factors

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  • Medicine(all)

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