Issues in Business Management and Economics
Vol.5 (1), pp. 1-5 February, 2017
Available online at https://www.journalissues.org/IBME/
Article ID /BM/17/001/05 pages
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The effect of working conditions on psychological disorders in bank workers in Romania
Adrian Patronea*, Mihaela Iancu, Roxana Flavia Ilies, Mihai Marginean, Andreea Boca and Monica Popa
Department of Epidemiology and Primary Healthcare, Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj Napoca
*Corresponding Author Email:Patroneaa(at)yahoo.com
Working conditions may affect employees’ lifestyles by triggering certain psychological symptoms like depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, and others. This study intends to provide an in-depth insight to the risk factors involved in triggering the aforementioned manifestations, therefore, adding new facts to the current literature about the topic. Thus, we intend to assess the associations between workplace factors and minor psychological disorders in a sample of Romanian bank employees. This research is quantitative in nature using a structured questionnaire filled in by 349 respondents belonging to two banking networks active in various regions of Northern Romania. The questionnaires were administered in person with full instructions for the completion. Upon completion, the questionnaires were retrieved for collection of data and statistical analysis. Our study showed statistically significant associations between various psychological conditions (anxiety, depression, sleep disorders) with factors such as: relationships with superiors (for respondents with no history of psychological complaints; p=0.04), exposure to workplace related toxins (for respondents with history of psychological complaints; p<0.001), work rhythm (for responders with history of psychological complaints; p=0.001), decision making power (for people without history of psychological complaints; p=0.047) and several other similar factors. This study highlights quantitatively selected stressors and their effects on a population of Romanian bank employees, justifying the need for implementing protocols at work in order to prevent psychological distress and physical illness.
Key words: Banking environment, psychological distress, anxiety, bank, Romania