The Role of the Supervisors’ Commitment on Workers Health and Safety and Decreased Psychological Distress
Health Scope: August 31, 2013, 2 (2); e93537
July 10, 2013
Article Type: Research Article
May 13, 2019
June 13, 2013
M R, Kiani
E. The Role of the Supervisors’ Commitment on Workers Health and Safety and Decreased Psychological Distress,
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.
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