Volume 17, Issue 3 (summer 2009)                   JSSU 2009, 17(3): 142-148 | Back to browse issues page

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Zare M, Abedi K, Halvani G, Barkhordari A, Aminipour M. Prevalence of Job Stress among Staff of the Ports and Sailing Corporation of Hormozgan and its Relation to Non Fatal Accidents. JSSU. 2009; 17 (3) :142-148
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Introduction: Investigation of job stress among people who have experienced accidents could help to recognize causes of events in workplaces. The objective of this study was to measure frequency and severities of work stressors among staff employed at the Hormozgan Ports & Sailing Organization, and determine its relationship with accidents. Methods: This cross-sectional study included 320 Hormozgan Ports & Sailing Organization staff that completed 3 questionnaires including demographic characteristics, stress frequency and stress reaction. Statistical analysis was performed by One way ANOVA and Chi square test. Results: The averages scores from frequency and reaction stressor questionnaires for all of the study population were 88.9 and 16.1 respectively. The scores of stress frequency questionnaire of 78% with history of accidents were more than median, but only 34% without history of accidents had scores more than the median. The Odds Ratio of people with positive history of accidents in stress frequency questionnaire was 6.48. Conclusion: As seen in the results of this study, stress plays a role in non fatal accidents and therefore, quality management for the control of stress in workplaces is a necessity.
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Type of Study: Original article | Subject: General
Received: 2009/09/22

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