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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344843/the-impact-of-job-stress-and-job-satisfaction-on-workforce-productivity-in-an-iranian-petrochemical-industry
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Naser Hoboubi, Alireza Choobineh, Fatemeh Kamari Ghanavati, Sareh Keshavarzi, Ali Akbar Hosseini
BACKGROUND: Job stress and job satisfaction are important factors affecting workforce productivity. This study was carried out to investigate the job stress, job satisfaction, and workforce productivity levels, to examine the effects of job stress and job satisfaction on workforce productivity, and to identify factors associated with productivity decrement among employees of an Iranian petrochemical industry. METHODS: In this study, 125 randomly selected employees of an Iranian petrochemical company participated...
March 2017: Safety and Health At Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344837/exploring-supervisor-related-job-resources-as-mediators-between-supervisor-conflict-and-job-attitudes-in-hospital-employees
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Achim Elfering, Christin Gerhardt, Simone Grebner, Urs Müller
BACKGROUND: Conservation of resources theory assumes loss of resources as a cause of job strain. In hospital work, conflicts with supervisors are tested to predict lower resources, that is, supervisory social support, participation possibilities, and appreciation. All three resources are expected to predict, in turn, experienced stress (job strain) and lower job satisfaction, lower affective commitment, and a higher resigned attitude towards the job (job attitudes). METHODS: The sample included 1,073 employees from 14 Swiss hospitals (n = 604 nurses, n = 81 physicians, n = 135 medical therapists, and n = 253 technical and administrative staff)...
March 2017: Safety and Health At Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339420/a-pilot-study-of-a-worksite-based-participatory-intervention-program-its-acceptability-and-short-term-effects-on-work-climate-and-attitudes-in-human-service-employees
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Eva Charlotta Nylén, Petra Lindfors, Lars Ishäll, Sara Göransson, Gunnar Aronsson, Camilla Kylin, Magnus Sverke
BACKGROUND: Psychosocial factors, including job demands and poor resources, have been linked to stress, health problems, and negative job attitudes. However, worksite based interventions and programs targeting psychosocial factors may change employees' perceptions of their work climate and work attitudes. OBJECTIVE: This pilot study describes a newly developed worksite based participatory organizational intervention program that was tested in the social service sector...
March 23, 2017: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322987/an-experimental-examination-of-the-effort-reward-imbalance-model-of-occupational-stress-increased-financial-reward-is-related-to-reduced-stress-physiology
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Kathleen Landolt, Emma O'Donnell, Agnes Hazi, Nico Dragano, Bradley J Wright
Effort-reward imbalance in the workplace is linked to a variety of negative health and organisational outcomes, but it has rarely been assessed experimentally. We manipulated reward (while keeping effort constant) in a within-subjects design with female participants (N=60) who were randomly assigned to high and standard reward conditions within a simulated office environment. Self-report, behavioural (task performance), and physiological (heart rate variability, salivary alpha amylase) measures assessed the impact of increased financial reward...
March 16, 2017: Biological Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320977/web-based-interventions-for-the-management-of-stress-in-the-workplace-focus-form-and-efficacy
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Cathal Ryan, Michael Bergin, Trudie Chalder, John Sg Wells
ObjectivesThis review sought to determine what is currently known about the focus, form, and efficacy of web-based interventions that aim to support the well-being of workers and enable them to manage their work-related stress.MethodA scoping review of the literature as this relates to web-based interventions for the management of work-related stress and supporting the psychological well-being of workers was conducted.ResultsForty-eight web-based interventions were identified and reviewed, the majority of which (n = 37) were "individual"-focused and utilized cognitive-behavioral techniques, relaxation exercises, mindfulness, or cognitive behavior therapy...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Occupational Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303590/psychiatric-disability-in-law-enforcement-officers
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Marilyn Price
Law enforcement officers all across the world are exposed to violence, confrontation, and traumatic incidents. They regularly witness death and suffering and are at risk of personal injury. Psychiatric sequelae include an increased risk for trauma-related symptoms, depression, alcohol-use disorders, and stress-related medical conditions. Law enforcement officers have been applying for early disability retirement pensions at an increased rate for stress-related psychiatric and medical conditions. As a result, law enforcement agencies are prematurely losing valuable resources, officers with training and experience...
March 17, 2017: Behavioral Sciences & the Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295980/mental-health-status-and-its-predictors-among-call-center-employees-a-cross-sectional-study
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Hyunjin Oh, Heyeon Park, Sunjoo Boo
In this study, we assessed the mental health of Korean call center employees and investigated the potential predictors of their mental health status. A cross-sectional study using self-completing questionnaire was conducted for employees working for a credit card call center. A total of 306 call center employees completed the Depression Anxiety Stress Scale, the Emotion Labor Scale, and the Korean Occupational Stress Scale. The results showed that more than half of the participants reported high levels of depression, anxiety, and stress...
March 15, 2017: Nursing & Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276962/occupational-imbalance-and-the-role-of-perceived-stress-in-predicting-stress-related-disorders
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Carita Håkansson, Gunnar Ahlborg
BACKGROUND: Stress-related disorders are the main reason for sick leave in many European countries. The aim of the present study was to explore whether perceived occupational imbalance predicts stress-related disorders, potential gender differences, and to explore the mediating role of perceived stress. METHOD: Longitudinal data on 2223 employees in a public organization in Sweden were collected by surveys, and analyzed by logistic regression. RESULTS: Occupational imbalance predicted stress-related disorders among both women and men...
March 2, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276075/change-commitment-in-low-status-merger-partners-the-role-of-information-processing-relative-ingroup-prototypicality-and-merger-patterns
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Miriam Rosa, Eithne Kavanagh, Pavel Kounov, Sywlia Jarosz, Sven Waldzus, Elizabeth C Collins, Steffen Giessner
Merger announcements cause stress among employees, often leading to low change commitment, especially among employees from the lower-status merger partner. Such stress influences how deeply employees process merger-relevant information. Previous research examined how merger patterns that preserve versus change status differences impact merger support, but did not address how employees' information processing may influence this relationship. The current research addresses this gap through a scenario experiment, focusing on the low-status merger partner...
March 9, 2017: British Journal of Social Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267101/improvement-of-the-work-environment-and-work-related-stress-a-cross-sectional-multilevel-study-of-a-nationally-representative-sample-of-japanese-workers
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Kazuhiro Watanabe, Takahiro Tabuchi, Norito Kawakami
OBJECTIVE: This cross-sectional multilevel study aimed to investigate the relationship between improvement of the work environment and work-related stress in a nationally representative sample in Japan. METHODS: The study was based on a national survey that randomly sampled 1745 worksites and 17,500 nested employees. The survey asked the worksites whether improvements of the work environment were conducted; and it asked the employees to report the number of work-related stresses they experienced...
March 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263525/markers-of-nucleic-acids-and-proteins-oxidation-among-office-workers-exposed-to-air-pollutants-including-nano-tio2-particles
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Daniela Pelclova, Vladimir Zdimal, Petr Kacer, Stepanka Vlckova, Zdenka Fenclova, Tomas Navratil, Martin Komarc, Jaroslav Schwarz, Nadezda Zikova, Otakar Makes, Sergey Zakharov
OBJECTIVES: Experimental studies using nanoscale TiO2 have documented lung injury, inflammation, oxidative stress, and genotoxicity. Human health data are extremely scarce. METHODS: In exhaled breath condensate (EBC) and urine of 22 office employees occupationally exposed to TiO2 during their visit in the production workshops for average 14±9 min/day a panel of biomarkers of nucleic acids and proteins oxidation was studied, specifically 8-hydroxy-2-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG), 8-hydroxyguanosine (8-OHG), 5-hydroxymethyl uracil (5-OHMeU), o-tyrosine (o-Tyr), 3-chlorotyrosine (3-ClTyr), and 3-nitrotyrosine (3-NOTyr)...
December 18, 2016: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259309/clinician-attitudes-skills-motivations-and-experience-following-the-implementation-of-clinical-decision-support-tools-in-a-large-dental-practice
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Elizabeth Mertz, Cynthia Wides, Joel White
OBJECTIVE: This study assesses dental clinicians' pre- and post-implementation attitudes, skills, and experiences with three clinical decision support (CDS) tools built into the electronic health record (EHR) of a multi-specialty group dental practice. METHODS: Electronic surveys designed to examine factors for acceptance of EHR-based CDS tools including caries management by risk assessment (CAMBRA), periodontal disease management by risk assessment (PEMBRA) and a risk assessment-based Proactive Dental Care Plan (PDCP) were distributed to all Willamette Dental Group employees at 2 time points; 3 months pre-implementation (Fall 2013) and 15 months after implementation (winter 2015)...
March 2017: Journal of Evidence-based Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240762/work-related-stress-over-nutrition-and-cognitive-disability
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F Ippoliti, P Corbosiero, N Canitano, F Massoni, M R Ricciardi, L Ricci, T Archer, S Ricci
Work-related stress may exert a negative impact on a variety of physical and psychological attributes relating to the health of employees and work organizations. Several studies conducted in Italy have shown that workers and employees who express less satisfaction show increased symptoms of obesity and cognitive disability. The latest evidence underlines the pathogenic relationship between stress and neurological disease through inflammatory neuro- immune activation. The aim of this review was to describe the relationship between workplace stress and adverse changes in lifestyle that develop into obesity, neuroinflammation and cognitive dysfunction...
January 2017: La Clinica Terapeutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206790/illegitimate-tasks-reach-into-afterwork-hours-a-multilevel-study
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Sabine Sonnentag, Tanja Lischetzke
This study examines illegitimate tasks as a specific type of job stressors. Illegitimate tasks comprise unreasonable and unnecessary tasks and refer to inappropriate task assignments that go beyond an employee's role requirements. Building on the stressor-detachment model, we hypothesized that illegitimate tasks experienced during the day predict high negative affect and low self-esteem at the end of the workday, which in turn should predict poor psychological detachment from work during evening hours, resulting in sustained high levels of negative affect and low self-esteem at bedtime...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Occupational Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203272/job-crafting-work-engagement-and-psychological-distress-among-japanese-employees-a-cross-sectional-study
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Asuka Sakuraya, Akihito Shimazu, Hisashi Eguchi, Kimika Kamiyama, Yujiro Hara, Katsuyuki Namba, Norito Kawakami
BACKGROUND: Job crafting, an employee-initiated job design/redesign, has become important for employees' well-being. However, most studies on the relationship between job crafting and employees' well-being have been conducted in western countries; thus, it is unclear whether job crafting can be effectively applied to Asian cultures, such as Japan, which emphasizes group harmony. The aim of this study was to examine the cross-sectional associations of self-reported job crafting with work engagement and psychological distress among employees in Japan...
2017: BioPsychoSocial Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196574/applying-the-social-ecological-model-and-theory-of-self-efficacy-in-the-worksite-heart-health-improvement-project-plus
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Kelly Doran, Barbara Resnick, Natalie Kim, Donna Lynn, Tyrell McCormick
BACKGROUND: Long-term care (LTC) employees are at high risk for cardiovascular disease. Despite the documented benefits of worksite health promotion (WHP) programs for employees and employers and the potential benefits to residents in LTC facilities, LTC employees are rarely offered WHP programs. PURPOSE: The purpose of the intervention described in this article is to reduce cardiovascular disease risk factors among LTC workers using a physical activity, nutrition, and stress management WHP implemented during paid work time with 98 LTC staff members...
February 1, 2017: Research and Theory for Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192056/the-psychosocial-challenges-of-caring-for-patients-with-ebola-virus-disease
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Matthew W Smith, Philip W Smith, Christopher J Kratochvil, Shelly Schwedhelm
Caring for highly infectious patients in biocontainment units is a new phenomenon, and little is known about the behavioral health of workers in this setting. This is a qualitative study exploring the unique experiences of workers involved in the care of patients with Ebola virus disease (EVD) at Nebraska Medicine during the 2014 Ebola outbreak. Twenty-one in-depth interviews were conducted focused on topics of personal memories, interpersonal experiences, stress response, and patient management. Five themes were identified: (1) positive experiences were emotional while challenges were technical; (2) a significant percentage of workers encountered interpersonal stressors, with 29% of respondents having feelings of isolation, 33% having alterations in home life, and 25% experiencing at least 1 episode of discrimination; (3) physicians and nurses had stressors primarily related to patient care; (4) mental health was an important supportive service, with 45% of respondents using behavioral health counseling; and (5) working in the biocontainment unit during activation was more stressful than everyday work for 60% of respondents...
January 2017: Health Security
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192000/job-support-coping-and-control-assessment-of-simultaneous-impacts-within-the-occupational-stress-process
#18
Paula Brough, Suzie Drummond, Amanda Biggs
The assessment of occupational stress is marred by an overwhelming adoption of simplistic research designs that generally fail to represent the complex reality of the occupational stress process. Informed by the theoretical tenants of both the transactional stress model and the job-demands-control-support model, this paper presents a rare simultaneous assessment of how two types of job demands (cognitive and emotional) are both moderated by job control and social support and mediated by coping for the prediction of work engagement and psychological strain over time...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Occupational Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191998/the-effects-of-confrontation-and-avoidance-coping-in-response-to-workplace-incivility
#19
M Sandy Hershcovis, Ann-Frances Cameron, Loie Gervais, Jennifer Bozeman
Workplace incivility has significant adverse consequences for targets. However, we know remarkably little about how targets of incivility cope and even less about which coping strategies are effective. Drawing on the coping process of the transactional model of stress, we examine confrontation as a form of problem-focused coping and avoidance as a form of emotion-focused coping in response to incivility. We examine the effects of these coping strategies on reoccurrence of incivility, incivility enacted by targets, psychological forgiveness, and emotional exhaustion...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Occupational Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163797/mindful2work-effects-of-combined-physical-exercise-yoga-and-mindfulness-meditations-for-stress-relieve-in-employees-a-proof-of-concept-study
#20
Esther I de Bruin, Anne R Formsma, Gerard Frijstein, Susan M Bögels
Work-related stress and associated illness and burnout is rising in western society, with now as much as almost a quarter of European and half of USA's employees estimated to be at the point of burnout. Mindfulness meditation, yoga, and physical exercise have all shown beneficial effects for work-related stress and illness. This proof of concept study assessed the feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary effects of the newly developed Mindful2Work training, a combination of physical exercise, restorative yoga, and mindfulness meditations, delivered in six weekly group sessions plus a follow-up session...
2017: Mindfulness
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