Occupational stress among white collar employees in Esfahan Steel Company, Iran

Masoud Lotfizadeh, Namaitijiang Maimaiti, Noor Hassim Ismail

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Abstract

Occupational stress is one of the major health hazards among blue and white-collar workers. However there is no data on occupational stress among white-collar workers in Iran. Aim of this study was to investigate occupational stress among white collar employees in Esfahan Steel Company organization (ESCO), Iran. A cross- sectional survey was conducted through face to face interview using validated standardized questionnaire on occupational stress among 200 white-collar workers from ESCO who agreed to participate in the study, the response rate of participation was 100%. The logistic regression test was used to determine significant associated factors of occupational stress among the study sample.. It is found that among the six items measuring source of stress, the highest source of stress related to economic problem, 117 (59.7%). The statistical analysis showed sources of stress such as task type (p=0.0001), economic problem (p=0.0001), work environment (p=0.0001) and children problem (p=0.05) were significantly associated with having stress among the workers. We found that around half of the white collar workers were under stress at ESCO. Main sources of the occupational stress of white colour workers related to their work environment, economic problem; task type, and related their children.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-81
Number of pages3
JournalMalaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine
Volume14
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • ESCO
  • Esfahan
  • Iran
  • Occupational stress
  • Steel company
  • White-collar

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Occupational stress among white collar employees in Esfahan Steel Company, Iran. / Lotfizadeh, Masoud; Maimaiti, Namaitijiang; Ismail, Noor Hassim.

In: Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, Vol. 14, No. 1, 2014, p. 79-81.

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