Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing
Research Article

Evaluating Occupational Stress Levels of the Railway Workers


Department of Nursing, Ankara University Faculty of Nursing, Ankara, Turkey

Florence Nightingale J Nurs 2021; 29: 40-55
DOI: 10.5152/FNJN.2021.19082
Read: 482 Downloads: 167 Published: 08 March 2021

AIM: This study aimed to determine the levels of stress that are experienced by railway workers.

METHOD: This descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted at the facilities of Turkish State Railways. The study sample included 322 male workers. The study data were collected between February and April 2015. A personal information form and the Doetinchem Organizational Stress Questionnaire were used to collect data.

RESULTS: It was determined that the employees are influenced by all sub-dimensions of the groups of stressors, social changes, psychological tensions, and complaints about health, and they have a medium level of stress. The study found that the workers were mostly influenced by their responsibilities and occupational uncertainty in future.

CONCLUSION: Descriptive characteristics of the workers and work-related and occupational characteristics showed statistically significant difference in mean scores of the subscales of stressors, social variables, psychological variables, and health complaints. In future, defining stress-related factors by determining the stress levels of employees will guide the initiatives intended to reduce work-related stress.

Cite this article as: Öztürk Eyimaya, A., & Tezel, A. (2021). Evaluating occupational stress levels of the railway workers. Florence Nightingale J Nurs, 29(1), 40-55.

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