Factors Influencing Mental Health among Professional Nurses Working in Factories
Keywords:mental health, professional nurses, factories, factors
Introduction: Mental health is an important part for each individual including professional nurses working in the factories for happy living in society. Research objectives: This predictive correlation study aimed to examine mental health status and its predictive factors among professional nurses working in the factories. Research methodology: A simple random sampling technique was used to recruit 116 professional nurses who met the inclusion criteria. A set of questionnaires was used to collect data regarding: 1) personal information, 2) mental health status, 3) perceived health status, 4) perceived work ability, 5) work stress, 6) work-life balance, and 7) family support. Their reliabilities using Crobach’s alpha for questionnaires no. 2-7 were: 0.93, 0.82, 0.94, 0.91, 0.73, and 0.97, respectively. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, and stepwise multiple regression analysis. Results: Results revealed that mean score of mental health among the sample was 2.38 (SD. = 3.01), dicating that the participants had good mental health status and 19.83% of these professional nurses had mental health status score greater than or equal to cut-off values (6) then considered having mental health problems. Results of stepwise multiple regression analyses showed that perceived health status (ß= -0.302, p< .001), work-life balance (ß=-0.232, p<.05), work stress (ß= 0.193, p< .05), and family support (ß=-0.178, p<.05) were statistically significant predictors of mental health. These factors together explained 49.16% (R2=0.4916, p< .001) of the variance in mental health. Conclusions: Among professional nurses working in factories industrial, mental health is important because it could affect lifestyle and work. Implications: To possess good mental health status, the factory administrators and nurses working in the factories should pay attention to the importance of taking care and promoting one's own health condition, having well management for the balance between personal and work lives, having appropriate management for work stress, and seeking support from their families.
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