Relationships between occupational functioning and stress among radio journalists - Assessment by means of the psychosocial risk scale.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10146/581567
Title:
Relationships between occupational functioning and stress among radio journalists - Assessment by means of the psychosocial risk scale.
Authors:
Najder, Anna ( 0000-0002-1072-6679 ) ; Merecz-Kot, Dorota ( 0000-0002-8294-4309 ) ; Wojcik, Aleksandra
Abstract:
Job characteristics and the consequences of everyday stress among radio journalists who are not exposed to traumatic events have not been studied sufficiently before. We aimed at determining the most common job characteristics and their stressfulness; relationships between stress exposure, health and occupational functioning; differences between radio journalists and other journalists, and also the psychosocial risk for health and functioning in this group.; The studied group involved 208 journalists, 134 of whom worked in radio stations. The respondents filled in the Psychosocial Risks Scale (PRS) developed by the Department of Health and Work Psychology of the Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Łódź, Poland.; Requirement of mental effort and readiness to response quickly for most of the time as well as limited possibilities for promotion were the most frequent journalists' complaints. We confirmed that higher levels of stress resulted in worse functioning - the radio journalists who experienced lower stress assessed their health status and ability to work better, were more satisfied with particular aspects of their work, and were more involved in their work. They also presented a significantly lower turnover intention. Moreover, the radio journalists were more involved in their work than other journalists, but experienced lower satisfaction, took more sick leaves and had more days of absence.; Well-known relationships between stress level, satisfaction and occupational functioning were confirmed. The most important conclusion refers to the fact that psychosocial risks and stress analysis should be based on the understanding of specificity of each occupation or even position. It is so, because the same job characteristic may pose a challenge for one person, while for another - it can result in extreme discomfort and anxiety - such an attitude broadens understanding of the phenomenon. We also confirmed that the PRS is a well-designed method, appropriate to investigate an individual perception of job environment and its stressfulness. Future research on causal relationships between the variables is recommended.
Affiliation:
Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Lodz, Poland
Citation:
Int J Occup Med Environ Health. 2016;29(1):85-100.
Journal:
International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
Issue Date:
Jan-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10146/581567
DOI:
10.13075/ijomeh.1896.00332
PubMed ID:
26489946
Additional Links:
http://ijomeh.eu/Relationships-between-occupational-functioning-and-stress-among-radio-journalists-Assessment-by-means-of-the-psychosocial-risk-scale,58506,0,2.html
Type:
Article
Language:
en_US
ISSN:
1896-494X
Sponsors:
grant number POKL.02.01.02-00-031/10
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dc.contributor.authorNajder, Annaen
dc.contributor.authorMerecz-Kot, Dorotaen
dc.contributor.authorWojcik, Aleksandraen
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-03T08:09:39Zen
dc.date.available2015-11-03T08:09:39Zen
dc.date.issued2016-01en
dc.identifier.citationInt J Occup Med Environ Health. 2016;29(1):85-100.en
dc.identifier.issn1896-494Xen
dc.identifier.pmid26489946en
dc.identifier.doi10.13075/ijomeh.1896.00332en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10146/581567en
dc.description.abstractJob characteristics and the consequences of everyday stress among radio journalists who are not exposed to traumatic events have not been studied sufficiently before. We aimed at determining the most common job characteristics and their stressfulness; relationships between stress exposure, health and occupational functioning; differences between radio journalists and other journalists, and also the psychosocial risk for health and functioning in this group.en
dc.description.abstractThe studied group involved 208 journalists, 134 of whom worked in radio stations. The respondents filled in the Psychosocial Risks Scale (PRS) developed by the Department of Health and Work Psychology of the Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Łódź, Poland.en
dc.description.abstractRequirement of mental effort and readiness to response quickly for most of the time as well as limited possibilities for promotion were the most frequent journalists' complaints. We confirmed that higher levels of stress resulted in worse functioning - the radio journalists who experienced lower stress assessed their health status and ability to work better, were more satisfied with particular aspects of their work, and were more involved in their work. They also presented a significantly lower turnover intention. Moreover, the radio journalists were more involved in their work than other journalists, but experienced lower satisfaction, took more sick leaves and had more days of absence.en
dc.description.abstractWell-known relationships between stress level, satisfaction and occupational functioning were confirmed. The most important conclusion refers to the fact that psychosocial risks and stress analysis should be based on the understanding of specificity of each occupation or even position. It is so, because the same job characteristic may pose a challenge for one person, while for another - it can result in extreme discomfort and anxiety - such an attitude broadens understanding of the phenomenon. We also confirmed that the PRS is a well-designed method, appropriate to investigate an individual perception of job environment and its stressfulness. Future research on causal relationships between the variables is recommended.en
dc.description.sponsorshipgrant number POKL.02.01.02-00-031/10en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.relation.urlhttp://ijomeh.eu/Relationships-between-occupational-functioning-and-stress-among-radio-journalists-Assessment-by-means-of-the-psychosocial-risk-scale,58506,0,2.htmlen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to International journal of occupational medicine and environmental healthen
dc.subjectOccupational stressen
dc.subjectRadio journalistsen
dc.subjectJob contenten
dc.subjectJob contexten
dc.subjectPathologies in relationshipsen
dc.subjectPsychosocial risk factorsen
dc.titleRelationships between occupational functioning and stress among radio journalists - Assessment by means of the psychosocial risk scale.en_US
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentNofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Lodz, Polanden
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Healthen

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