Volume 12, Issue 2 (8-2006)                   IJPCP 2006, 12(2): 160-164 | Back to browse issues page

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Danesh E, Firoozbakht Z. Stress and General Health of Control Tower Employees and Clerical Personnel at Aseman Aviation Company. IJPCP. 2006; 12 (2) :160-164
URL: http://ijpcp.iums.ac.ir/article-1-26-en.html
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Objectives:The aim of this expo facto research was to compare stress rate and its influence on general health between control tower employees and clerical personnel of Aseman Aviation Company.  

Method: Thirty control tower employees and 30 clerical personnel of the aviation company were randomly selected and completed the Koderon Stress Questionnaire and General Health Questionnaire-28 (GHQ-28). Results were analyzed using the t-independent test.

Results: This experiment showed that mean stress among control tower employees (122.1) is significantly different from that of clerical emp-loyees (76.3) (p<0.001). Also, general health mean was significantly different between control tower employees (19.7) and clerical emp-loyees (14.3). Physical symptoms score mean was 5 in control tower employees and 3.1 in clerical employees. Control tower employees had higher rates of anxiety, insomnia and depression (p<0.05). Social dysfunction were the only area where no significant difference was observed.

Conclusion: Control tower employees experience a high degree of stress and have a lower level of mental health.


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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Psychiatry and Psychology
Received: 2007/02/14

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