The role of safety consciousness and occupational self-efficacy in predicting physical and psychological disorders among workers of industrial sector

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avatar Fariba kiani 1 , avatar Mohammad Reza Khodabakhsh 2 , *

Dept. of Psychology, Young Researchers & Elite Club, Shahrekord Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shahre-Kurd, Iran
Dept. of Psychology, Faculty of Psychology Education Science, Allameh Tabataba′i University, Tehran, Iran

how to cite: kiani F, Khodabakhsh M R. The role of safety consciousness and occupational self-efficacy in predicting physical and psychological disorders among workers of industrial sector. J Kermanshah Univ Med Sci. 2013;17(9):e74345.

Abstract

Background: The aim of this study was to determine the predictive power of physical and psychological disorders by occupational self-efficacy and safety consciousness among the staff.
Methods: This research is a correlation study, in which 189 individuals of Isfahan Steel Company in 2011 and 2012 were selected based on the stratified random sampling method. The data were collected using questionnaire, containing questions regarding demographic characteristics, safety consciousness, occupational self-efficacy, and physical and psychological disorders. Later the data were analyzed using Pearson correlation coefficient and Multivariate regression analysis.
Results: The results showed that both safety consciousness and occupational self-efficacy were significantly related to physical and psychological disorders (p<0.01). Multivariate regression analysis indicated that safety consciousness variable significantly predicted respectively, 9% and 17% of the variance of physical and psychological disorders (p<0.05). Also, occupational self-efficacy variable significantly predicted respectively, 21% and 12% of the variance of physical and psychological disorders (p<0.05).
Conclusion: These results emphasize the importance of psychological variables in order to predict reporting physical and psychological disorders among workers.

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