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Job Burnout among Khuzestan Steel Company Workers
Seyyed saeid Mazloomy Mahmoodabad 1, Nahid Ardian * 2, Naser Hatamzadeh 1
1- social determinants of health Research center , Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences -Yazd, Iran
2- social determinants of health Research center , Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences -Yazd, Iran , n_ardian1382@hotmail.com
Abstract:   (1855 Views)

Objectives: As occupational diseases are on the rise, and burnout in various jobs impact the performance of individuals and that steel industry workers’ job is important, the present study aimed to investigate the prevalence of burnout among Khuzestan Steel Company workers.

Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted on a population of 300 workers from Khuzestan Steel Company selected through stratified random sampling method. The data were collected through a two-part instrument, including the demographic characteristics questionnaire and Maslach Burout Inventory (MBI) with 22 items and three subscales, whose reliability and validity have been confirmed in various studies. The data were analyzed using frequency, percentage, mean, t-test, and Spearman’s correlation in SPSS-16.  

Results: The results showed that of the 296 workers studied, 90% had moderate, 2% had severe, and 8% had low levels of burnout. There was a significant difference between the mean burnout score and each of the variables (level of education, household size, employment status, amount of income, workplace, and job satisfaction) (P<0.05). Job satisfaction was at moderate and low levels among 65% of the workers. Based on the linear regression analysis, job satisfaction was the strongest predictor of burnout.  

Conclusion: Most of the workers had experienced moderate levels of burnout and the relationship between burnout and job satisfaction was confirmed. Therefore, conducting studies for determining the burnout status of workers in different sectors of industry seems necessary.

Keywords: Burnout, workers, job satisfaction
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Article Type: Original Contributions | Subject: Epidemiology
Received: 2016/05/2 | Accepted: 2016/06/8 | Published: 2016/12/8

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