The study of mental health status among staffs


1 Behavioral Sciences Research Center, Baqiatallah Medical Sciences University, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Biostatistics, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

3 1Behavioral Sciences Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical sciences, Tehran, Iran


Introduction: Mental health is an important matter in human life and very effective in personal and social life. The aim of this research is studying the effective factors on mental health in employees working environment.Methods: This research is a descriptive-cross sectional study and the sample includes 749 individuals of official staff selected via two-step cluster sampling. The samples were selected, conditioned to at least 1 year medical health history and lack of any apparent physical or mental health. The following questionnaires were used for evaluation: General Health Questionnaire (GHQ), Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Physical Activity Questionnaire (AFPAQ), Beck Depression Questionnaire, Framingham Personality Questionnaire and Demographic information scale. Descriptive statistical methods and inferential ones, also SPSS was used for data analysis.Results: The results show that there is a negative meaningful relation between job stress and mental health. Also there is a meaningful relation between sub-scales of physical symptoms, sleep disorder, anxiety, social dysfunction and sever anxiety with job stress. There is a meaningful statistical correlation between mental health and sub-scales of demand, control, ‘authorities and staff support, relation and role. Results show that there is a meaningful relation between physical activities during job and relaxation and tiredness with mental health. Mental health scales, (sleep, anxiety, social dysfunction and sever anxiety) have a meaningful statistical relation with physical activity during job, the same were between physical symptoms sub-scales, i.e. sleep disorder, anxiety, social dysfunction, sever anxiety and physical activity. Based on the results, depression has a positive meaningful relation with each of the mental health sub-scales; physical symptoms, sleep disorder, anxiety, social dysfunction, sever anxiety. Also, general mental health had a positive and meaningful relation with depression. Type of personality had a meaningful statistical and indirect correlative relation with general mental health. Also correlation of the type of personality and each of physical symptoms sub-scales, sleep disorder, anxiety, social dysfunction, sever anxiety was.Conclusion: The results show the importance of staff mental health in job environments in order to improve organizations efficiency. Psychological evaluation while hiring staff and during cooperation protects individuals and organizations from wasting resources.


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