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


This 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.
Author Agnieszka Mościcka-Teske (Wydział Zamiejscowy w Poznaniu)
Agnieszka Mościcka-Teske,,
- Wydział Zamiejscowy w Poznaniu
, Joanna Sadłowska-Wrzesińska
Joanna Sadłowska-Wrzesińska,,
, Marcin Butlewski
Marcin Butlewski,,
, Agnieszka Misztal
Agnieszka Misztal,,
, Aleksandra Jacukowicz
Aleksandra Jacukowicz,,
Journal seriesInternational Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, ISSN 1080-3548, (A 15 pkt)
Issue year2017
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishmental strain, stress, working conditions, machine operators, psychosocial risk
ASJC Classification2739 Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health; 3311 Safety Research; 2213 Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)15
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Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 0.673; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 0.648 (2) - 2017=0.873 (5)
Citation count*10 (2021-03-02)
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