Occupational stress among male employees of esfahan steel company, Iran: Prevalence and associated factors

Lotfizadeh, M. and Moazen, B. and Habibi, E. and Hassim, N. (2013) Occupational stress among male employees of esfahan steel company, Iran: Prevalence and associated factors. International Journal of Preventive Medicine, 4 (7). pp. 803-808.


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Background: Lack of data on occupational stress among Iranian industrial employees persuaded us to design and conduct this study to evaluate the prevalence and associated parameters of occupational stress among male employees of the Esfahan Steel Company (ESCO), one of the biggest industrial units in Iran. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 400 male employees were sampled from the operational divisions of the company. Socio-demographic data and stress-related variables were entered into a logistic regression to determine significant associated factors of occupational stress among the participants. Results: From all samples, 53 were found as stressful. A monthly salary of less than 600 (OR = 1.88, 95 confidence interval CI = 1.21-2.94), family-related problems (OR = 2.75, 95% CI = 1.22-6.21), work environment (OR = 3.09, 95% CI = 1.78-5.33) and having a second job (OR = 2.68, 95% CI = 1.78-6.78) were significantly associated with the outcome. Conclusions: Attention to some variables, especially economic problems and the work environment of employees, might play a protective role against the prevalence of occupational stress, not only among the employees of ESCO but also among all industrial employees in Iran.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: adult; article; controlled study; cross-sectional study; employment status; family stress; human; income; Iran; iron and steel industry; job stress; male; men's health; outcome assessment; prevalence; work environment
Subjects: W General medicine- Health professions
WM Psychiatry
Divisions: Faculty of Health
Depositing User: zahra bagheri .
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2017 04:18
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2017 04:18
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2666

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