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J Ardabil Univ Med Sci 2011, 11(1): 76-85 Back to browse issues page
A Study of Job Stress and Its Related Causes among Employed Women in Ardabil City
Behnam Molaie *, Mohammadali Mohamadi, Aghil Habibi, Vahid Zamanzadeh, Behrouz Dadkhah, Parviz Molavi, Naser Mozaffari
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  Background and Objectives: The importance of considering to job stress among women is not related to loss of economics alone, but it makes an unsafe condition in health of body and soul of person, family and society, too. This study was aimed to determine the rate of job stress among employed women in Ardebil during 2010.

  Methods: In a descriptive cross-sectional study, 1250 governmental-employed women were selected in different offices of Ardabil city. Data were collected by job-contained Karasek questionnaire and results were analyzed by chi-square test.

  Results: The results showed that 62.8% of women experienced medium level of stress and 36.5% revealed to have severe stress. Our findings significantly showed that there are relationship between stress rate of individuals with number of children, level of education, place of living, job experience, rate of work hours per day and night work shift, employment status, physical and mental diseases (p <0.05 ( .

  Conclusion: With respect to severe stress found in employed women in study setting, it seems to need to increase mental health indices in individuals, families and community, and the authorities should develop a comprehensive plan to enhance productivity and satisfaction among employees.

Keywords: Stress; Job Stress; Employed Women
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Received: 2010/05/31 | Accepted: 2011/03/16 | Published: 2011/03/21
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Molaie B, Mohamadi M, Habibi A, Zamanzadeh V, Dadkhah B, Molavi P et al . A Study of Job Stress and Its Related Causes among Employed Women in Ardabil City . J Ardabil Univ Med Sci 2011; 11 (1) :76-85
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