Occupational Safety as One of the Important Factors of Professional Satisfaction and Stress in Regular Conditions and During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Skup: Handbook of Research on Key Dimensions of Occupational Safety and Health Protection Management

Izdavač: IGI Global

DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-8189-6.ch006

Stranice: 122-143

Link: https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-7998-8189-6.ch006

This chapter examines occupational safety as one of the factors of professional satisfaction and stress and in two studies – one conducted in regular conditions (sample of 320 respondents) and the other conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic (sample of 352 respondents). So, it was possible to compare the obtained results and conclude in what way the pandemic led to changes in those feelings among people employed in different sectors and different gender. The results show that the factor of occupational safety is the most important for persons employed in the private sector and those who own private business, while for the state employees it is in second place. The highest satisfaction is present in state employees, while the situation is completely opposite in persons employed in the private sector. Women generally have a lower sense of professional satisfaction, while differences in the level of stress after a pandemic disappeared.
Ključne reči: Stress, Occupational Safety