Investigation of the Perception of Occupational Safety, Work Stress and Happiness in Healthcare Workers

Ozer O., Ozkan O., Ozmen S., ÇIRAKLI Ü.

JOURNAL OF HEALTH MANAGEMENT, vol.25, no.4, pp.813-819, 2023 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/09720634221078413
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL
  • Page Numbers: pp.813-819
  • Keywords: Occupational safety, work stress, happiness, hospital, JOB STRESS, EMPLOYEES, SCALE
  • Yozgat Bozok University Affiliated: Yes


This study aims to examine the relationships between occupational safety, work stress and happiness perceptions of nurses and other healthcare workers working in a university hospital. No sample was selected in the study, the data collection tool was distributed to all employees who agreed to participate in the study and 195 usable questionnaires have been obtained. According to the correlation analysis results, there are negative and weak relationships between occupational safety and work stress, positive and weak relationships between occupational safety and happiness, and negative and weak relationships between work stress and happiness. According to the regression analysis results, it has been determined that perceived occupational safety explains 4.1% of the total variance on work stress, 8.4% of the total variance on happiness and perceived work stress explains 12.4% of the total variance on happiness. The study also found that the variable affecting perceived happiness the most is work stress.