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Job stress among female flight attendants.

Authors
MacDonald-LA; Deddens-JA; Grajewski-BA; Whelan-EA; Hurrell-JJ
Source
J Occup Environ Med 2003 Jul; 45(7):703-714
NIOSHTIC No.
20023749
Abstract
We evaluated the presence of chronic job stressors among flight attendants (FAs) to examine the relationships between these job stressors and psychological distress and job dissatisfaction. Seventy-three female FAs (90% participation) employed at two commercial airlines completed a detailed questionnaire. Standard questions and scale measures were used to assess job stressors, psychological distress, and job dissatisfaction. The association between job stressors and these outcomes was evaluated using multiple regression analysis. Except for fatigue, distress and job dissatisfaction were moderate to low. Job stressors were found to have a substantive effect on these outcomes, following adjustment for individual factors. Despite moderate-to-low levels of distress and dissatisfaction, targeted efforts to reduce selected job stressors and to enhance social support may be important steps toward improving the well-being and satisfaction of FAs.
Keywords
Job-stress; Job-analysis; Flight-personnel; Airport-personnel; Psychological-stress; Questionnaires; Psychological-fatigue
Contact
Leslie MacDonald, ScD, Research Ergonomist, Industrywide Studies Branch, Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies, 4676 Columbia Parkway, MS R-15, Cincinnati, OH 45226
CODEN
JOEMFM
Publication Date
20030701
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
lmacdonald@cdc.gov
Fiscal Year
2003
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
7
ISSN
1076-2752
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Source Name
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
State
OH
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