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Table 2 The WSS score distribution of health professionals according to their occupational status

From: The impacts of occupational risks and their effects on work stress levels of health professional (The sample from the Southeast region of Turkey)

Occupational status N (%) WSS score (Mean ± SD) p value
Position F = 4.446
p = 0.001
 Nurse 255 (70.8) 47.92 ± 11.43
 Midwife 12 (3.3) 44.78 ± 10.62
 Health officer 53 (14.7) 44.56 ± 10.44
 Laboratory assistant 11 (3.1) 39.64 ± 9.44
 Operator 33 (9.2) 38.53 ± 7.12
 Technician 8 (2.2) 36.92 ± 8.05
The unit of the hospital F = 8.751
p = 0.649
 Administrative units 5 (1.4) 37.40 ± 5.50
 Clinics 177 (49.2) 42.99 ± 10.77
 Diagnostic and laboratory units 42 (11.7) 41.14 ± 10.63
 Specialty units (emergency, intensive care) 136 (37.8) 39.75 ± 10.58
Working duration in the institution F = 6.006
p = 0.000
 Less than 1 year 35 (9.7) 45.37 ± 11.87
 2–5 years 149 (41.4) 42.58 ± 9.23
 6–10 years 93 (25.8) 41.98 ± 11.59
 11–15 years 32 (8.9) 41.12 ± 8.98
 16–20 years 28 (7.8) 36.32 ± 11.16
 21–25 years 15 (4.2) 25.50 ± 8.24
 26 years and more 8 (2.2) 41.47 ± 10.71
Weekly working duration F = 14.053
p = 0.000
 40–44 h 161 (44.7) 37.03 ± 9.95
 45–49 h 72 (20.0) 44.54 ± 10.13
 50–54 h 39 (10.8) 47.51 ± 10.23
 55–59 h 36 (10.0) 47.63 ± 10.54
 60–64 h 11 (3.1) 45.54 ± 5.04
 65 h and more 41 (11.4) 41.29 ± 8.85
Frequency of being on-duty F = 8.163
p = 0.000
 Number of persons who are never on-duty 75 (20.8) 36.93 ± 10.07
 Number of persons who are on-duty once 33 (9.2) 40.06 ± 8.01
 Number of persons who are on-duty 2–5 times 150 (41.7) 41.68 ± 11.41
 Number of persons who are on-duty 6–10 times 89 (24.7) 45.89 ± 9.63
 Number of persons who are on-duty 11 times or more 13 (3.6) 38.53 ± 7.12
  1. SD standard deviation, WSS workplace stress scale