The relationship between sensation seeking variables and job stress in emergency medicine workers

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Mohamad Mahboubi 1 , * , Mohamadreza Maleki 2 , Marjan Mardanihamooleh 3

1 Dept. of the Administration of Health Services and Treatment, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

2 Dept. of the Administration of Health Services and Treatment, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

3 Dept. of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

How to Cite: Mahboubi M, Maleki M, Mardanihamooleh M. The relationship between sensation seeking variables and job stress in emergency medicine workers, J Kermanshah Univ Med Sci. 2012 ; 16(2):e78827.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Journal of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences: 16 (2); e78827
Published Online: July 29, 2012
Article Type: Research Article
Received: June 28, 2011
Accepted: November 08, 2011

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Abstract

Background: Job environment is a strong stimulus for creating of emotions and there are several stressful situations which could cause dissatisfaction, low work performance, leave or changing job. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between sensations seeking with job stress among emergency medicine workers.

Methods: In this correlational study, 60 emergency medicine workers in border cities of Kermanshah Province were chosen   through census. Data were collected using demographic questionnaire and validated questionnaires of job stress and sensation seeking. Finally data were analyzed using descriptive and analytical statistics.

Results: Scores  of  the  thrill seeking, experience seeking, variety seeking , being blue and escaping  inhibition were  0/443 ,0/463 ,0/444, 0/710  and  0/701 respectively. There was an indirect relationship between job stress and thrill seeking (r=-0/101, p=0/443), job stress and experience seeking (r=-0/097, p=0/463)) and job stress and variety seeking (r=-0/049, p=0/710). Besides, there was a direct relationship between being blue (r=0/101, p=0/444) and escaping inhibition (r=0/051, p=0/701).

Conclusion: Since there was a significant relationship between sensation seeking and job stress in the studied centers, modifying sensation seeking of the staff will reduce their job stress.

Keywords

job stress sensation seeking emergency medicine workers

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