Stress, Bullying, Working Ability Index Among Academia: A Second Phase Study | 67574
International Journal of Emergency Mental Health and Human Resilience
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A healthy work is possible to be one where the stresses on employees are suitable in relation to their capabilities and assets, to the
total of manage they have over their work, and to the backing they obtain from individual who matter to them. As health is not
merely the absence of disease or infirmity but a positive state of complete physical, mental and social well-being (WHO, 1986), a
healthy working environment is that where there is not only an absenteeism of harmful conditions but plenty of health-promoting
ones. Our objectives were to measure the prevalence of stress and bullying among the academic staff of the University in 2015, to
measure working ability index among the academic staff and to assess the risk factors associated with bullying, working ability index
and stress among them in 2015-2016. A cross sectional survey of 400 academic staffs in the University has been done using stress
and bullying Questionnaire; The questionnaire consisted of several sections, collecting demographic data (age, gender, and marital
status), work-related information (job title and working hours), Personality Type A/B Questionnaire. Some personality types seem
to be more susceptible to effects of stress than others. for work Ability Index. We used the work ability index as a standardized tool
for measuring work process, health, stress, work ability, and work-satisfaction. among 48.9 % male and 51.1% female with mean age
40.2±11.2 years old among academia, 38.5 % of them were complaining from irritability, 38.8% of them contribute stress at work
due to occupational problems, most frequent types of mobbing behaviors; 29.3 % lack of communication from management and
21.4 % depression. 6.5 % of the participants tend to leave the work as a result of bullying at the workplace. In conclusion, exposure to
occupational stress, depression, bullying behaviors, are usually accompanied by psychological problems.
Mona Radwan has completed her PhD from Zagazig University and postdoctoral studies from Lund University School of Medicine and school of social sciences respectively. She is one of the steering committee of Women in Great Sciences at Lund University; WINGS. She has published in reputed journals and has been serving as an editorial board member of repute.