Stressful work characteristics, health indicators and work behavior: the case of machine operators
Agnieszka Mościcka-Teske , Joanna Sadłowska-Wrzesińska , Marcin Butlewski , Agnieszka Misztal , Aleksandra Jacukowicz
AbstractThis article shows the results of research on psychosocial risks for a group of machine and plant operators (n = 1014) from the construction, chemical, energy, mining, metal and food industries in Poland. The Psychosocial Risk Scale designed in Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine (NIOM) by Moscicka-Teske and Potocka was used to indicate the occurrence of general and specific occupational stressors and the level of their stressfulness. The results revealed that the studied machine and plant operators experience job context stress – related to working environment features concerning work organization – more frequently than job content stressors – related to the type of tasks they perform. Moreover, a correlation analysis between work features and the health and occupational functioning of the respondents revealed significant but weak relationships between the variables (from −0.08 to −0.23). Comparative analysis revealed the differences between the studied sectors. Such a comparison makes it possible to set goals for each sector and to attempt to improve the distinctive areas.
|Journal series||International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, ISSN 1080-3548, (A 15 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Keywords in English||mental strain, stress, working conditions, machine operators, psychosocial risk|
|ASJC Classification||; ;|
|Publication indicators||: 2016 = 0.673; : 2017 = 0.648 (2) - 2017=0.873 (5)|
|Citation count*||10 (2020-10-19)|
* presented citation count is obtained through Internet information analysis and it is close to the number calculated by the Publish or Perish system.