Job stress and emotional exhaustion at work in Spanish workers: Does unhealthy work affect the decision to drive?
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Job stress and emotional exhaustion at work in Spanish workers: Does unhealthy work affect the decision to drive?

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Job stress and emotional exhaustion at work in Spanish workers: Does unhealthy work affect the decision to drive?

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dc.contributor.author Alonso Plá, Francisco Manuel
dc.contributor.author Esteban Martínez, Cristina
dc.contributor.author Gonzalez-Marin, Adela
dc.contributor.author Alfaro Ferreres, Elisa
dc.contributor.author Useche, Sergio A.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-03-04T08:26:39Z
dc.date.available 2020-03-04T08:26:39Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10550/73405
dc.description.abstract Objectives The purpose of this study was to assess the relationships among the following elements: unhealthy work indicators (job stress and emotional exhaustion at work), the decision to drive (or not), and driving crashes suffered by Spanish workers. Methods For this cross-sectional study, a full sample of 1,200 Spanish drivers (44% women and 56% men) was used, their mean age being 42.8 years. They answered a questionnaire divided into three sections: demographic and driving-related data; burnout, job stress, and life stress; and self-reported road behaviors and driving safety indicators. Results Overall, 41.6% of drivers reported emotional exhaustion at work. Furthermore, 80.2% of the participants showing substantial signs of job stress or exhaustion had experienced one or more important stressful life events during the previous year. Job stress was associated with the number of driving crashes suffered along the last 3 years. Also, and especially in situations where drivers admit not feeling well enough to drive, job stress and emotional exhaustion seem to be independent from the decision to drive, and from perceiving these variables as potential impairers of driving performance. Conclusions First of all, this study showed a high prevalence of job stress and emotional exhaustion symptoms experienced at work by Spanish workers. Moreover, significant relationships were found among self-rated driving performance, workplace stress and burnout indicators, which suggests that job stress and emotional exhaustion levels may, indeed, impair driving performance, but they do not influence the decision to drive or not. In other words, even when they are significantly affected by job stress or emotional exhaustion at work, most Spanish drivers still drive
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Plos One, 2020, vol. 15, num. 1, p. e0227328
dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.source Alonso Plá, Francisco Manuel Esteban Martínez, Cristina Gonzalez-Marin, Adela Alfaro, E Useche, Sergio A. 2020 Job stress and emotional exhaustion at work in Spanish workers: Does unhealthy work affect the decision to drive? Plos One 15 1 e0227328
dc.subject Seguretat viària
dc.subject Psicologia
dc.title Job stress and emotional exhaustion at work in Spanish workers: Does unhealthy work affect the decision to drive?
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.date.updated 2020-03-04T08:26:39Z
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0227328
dc.identifier.idgrec 136618

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