Work-Related Psychological Distress and Its Management: The Perspective of Employees in the Financial Industry Compared with Those in Human Services

Paris Vogazianos, Eleni Petkari, Andri Arakliti, Elpidoforos S. Soteriades, Athos Antoniades, Federica Tozzi

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Abstract

Investigate psychological distress and its link to stress management interventions in the financial industry (FI) in comparison to the human services (HS) sector.Method:Observational study across participating organizations in FI (66) and HS (81). Web-based version of depression anxiety stress scales (21 questions) and eight questions related to stress prevention interventions adopted by employers.Results:Indicated that FI workers are twice as likely as HS employees to present with stress and depression. Differences emerged on the availability of support at the workplace: FI workers reporting total lack of psychological support, although other forms of wellbeing promotion were more frequent. Close to 60% of individuals in the HS group reported no support (48% in the FI).Conclusion:Workers in the FI industry have increased levels of workplace stress that could be possibly attributed to absence of prevention interventions at the workplace.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E348-E353
JournalJournal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Volume61
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • financial industry
  • high-risk professions
  • stress
  • work-related distress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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