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Job stress among iranian prison employees

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(2014) Job stress among iranian prison employees. International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. pp. 208-215. ISSN 20086520 (ISSN)

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Background: Exposure to job stress causes deleterious effects on physical and mental health of employees and productivity of organizations. Objective: To study work-related stressors among employees of prisons of Ilam, western Iran. Methods: In a cross-sectional study conducted from July to October 2013, 177 employees of Ilam prisons and security-corrective measures organization were enrolled in this study. The UK Health and Safety Executive Organization 35-item questionnaire for assessment of occupational stress was used to determine job stress among the studied employees. Results: Job stress was highest among employees of “correction and rehabilitation center” of Ilam province followed by “Dalab vocational training center.” There was no significant relationship between occupational stress and age, work experience, level of education, marital status, sex of employees, and obesity. Conclusion: Employees of prisons, for their nature of job and work environment, are exposed to high level of occupational stress. © 2014, Int J Occup Environ Med. All Rights Reserved.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Age factors Burnout Criminology Iran Prisons Professional Psychological Sex factors Stress Work Workplace adult Article clinical assessment cross-sectional study employee human job stress personnel management prison productivity questionnaire work environment age epidemiology etiology female male mental health mental stress Occupational Diseases psychology sex difference statistics and numerical data Cross-Sectional Studies Humans Questionnaires Stress, Psychological
Page Range: pp. 208-215
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Journal Index: Scopus
Volume: 5
Number: 4
ISSN: 20086520 (ISSN)
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی

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