The Role of the Supervisors’ Commitment on Workers Health and Safety and Decreased Psychological Distress

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fariba kiani 1 , * , Mohamad Reza Khodabakhsh 2 , Ehsan Kiani 3

1 Young Researchers and Elite Club, Shahrekord Branch of Islamic Azad University, Shahrekord, IR Iran

2 Department of psychology, Faculty of Education Sciences & Psychology, Allameh Tabataba’i University, Tehran, IR Iran

3 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Shahrekord University, Shahrekord, IR Iran

How to Cite: kiani F, Khodabakhsh M R, Kiani E. The Role of the Supervisors’ Commitment on Workers Health and Safety and Decreased Psychological Distress, Health Scope. 2013 ; 2(2):e93537. doi: 10.17795/jhealthscope-10959.

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Health Scope: 2 (2); e93537
Published Online: July 10, 2013
Article Type: Research Article
Received: May 13, 2019
Accepted: June 13, 2013
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Abstract

Background: Researchers have mentioned that supervisor support for safety may predict occupational accidents and psychological distress in the workplace.

Objectives: The present study examined the role of supervisor support on employees’ health and safety and psychological distress leading to physical illness symptoms.

Materials and Methods: 189 employees of Isfahan Steel Company were randomly selected to complete questionnaires about supervisor support, physical symptoms and psychological distress. The data were analyzed by correlation and regression analysis.

Results: The results showed that there was a significant internal correlation between supervisor support with physical symptoms and psychological distress (P < 0.05). Regression analysis indicated that supervisor support significantly reduced the effect of psychological distress to physical symptoms (P < 0.05).

Conclusions: Lack of supervisor support can result in psychological distress leading to symptoms experienced by the employees.

Keywords

Social support mental disorders somatoform disorders

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