15 Apr Job stress and general health of the country’s air traffic control center staff
This is an Ex post factor research conducted with the aim of evaluating stress rate and its impact on the public health of the controllers and staff employees of the country’s Air Traffic Center. The participants of this cross-sectional descriptive research include all the employees of the control center in 2014 and
168 employees were selected in a random order as the sample and a standard questionnaire of Stressors in the country’s Air Traffic Control Center and public health questionnaire (GHQ-28) were used in the research. In statistical analysis, we have used the SPSS software. Based on the research findings, job stress and mental health exist significantly in the employees (p<0.05). There exists a significant relationship between job stress and its dimensions as well as between mental health and its dimensions (P<0.05), and this is confirmed by Spearman correlation coefficient. There is a significant relation between job stress and the mental health of the radar controllers (P<0.05), which is confirmed by Pearson correlation coefficient. The stress of the controllers is more than that of the assistant controllers and the stress of the operational employees is more than that of the staff employees (P<0.05). There is a significant difference between the mental health of the controllers and that of the assistant controllers (P<0.05) as well as between the mental health of the operational employees and that of the staff employees (P<0.05).
Keywords: job stress, mental health, the Country’s Air Traffic Control Center