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kiani F, Khodabakhsh M. Predictive power of physical and psychological symptoms by employees’ attitude toward safety issues in Isfahan Steel Company. ioh. 2015; 12 (1) :77-86
URL: http://ioh.iums.ac.ir/article-1-1195-en.html
Phd Young Researchers and Elite Club , khodabakhsh@ut.ac.ir
Abstract:   (2292 Views)

Background and aims: Employees in workplaces often complain of various physical and mental symptoms that are not medically explained. The purpose of this study was to determine the predicted power of physical and psychological symptoms by attitude toward safety issues.

Methods: The current research is the kind of correlation studies. Sample consisting of 189 employees in Isfahan Steel Company in 2012 was selected according to the stratified random sampling method and responded questionnaires about demography characteristics, attitude toward safety issues of Munteanu (2005), physical symptoms and psychological symptoms of Barling and etal. (2002). Data was analyzed using of Pearson correlation coefficient and Multivariate analysis.

Results: The results showed that there were significant internal relationships between attitude toward safety issues and physical and psychological symptoms (p<0.01). Also, Multivariate analysis indicated that the variables of attitude toward safety issues significantly predicted almost 12% and 29% of the variance of physical symptoms and psychological symptoms (p<0.01).

Conclusion: The research results maintain the importance of attitude toward safety issues variable in predicting the experience of physical and psychological symptoms in workers.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Safety
Received: 2014/02/3 | Accepted: 2015/02/5 | Published: 2015/06/15

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