Author: Misbah Munir
Supervisor: Farah Malik,PhD
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The present study investigated the relationship among occupational health, safety measures and psychological distress in technical staff of an industry. It was hypothesized that there would be a negative relationship between occupational health and psychological distress in technical staff of an industry. It was hypothesized that there is likely to be a negative relationship between safety measures and psychological distress in technical staff. It was also hypothesized that occupational health measures and safety measures are likely to be significant predictors of psychological distress in technical staff of an industry. Sample comprised of 60 employees with age range of 22-55 years (M = 31.30, SD = 5.51). Data was collected through convenient sampling technique. Data was collected from a local industry of Lahore. Occupational Health Questionnaire (OHS) (Weel & Fortuin, 1998), Work Safety Scale (WSS) (Hayes, Perander, Smecko & Trask, 1998) and Work Stress Scale (American Institute of Stress, 1999) were translated into Urdu. The results of Pearson Product Moment Correlation indicated significant relationship between occupational health measures, safety measures and psychological distress. The results of the present study were explained in Pakistani context. The findings of the study have implications in understanding the underlying factors of psychological distress. The findings implicate that improvement in occupation and safety measures is likely to improve psychological well-being of work.
Keywords: Occupational Health, Safety Measures, Psychological Distress.
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