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Analysis of workplace health and safety, job stress, interpersonal conflict, and turnover intention: a comparative study in the health sector
 
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Bower Hospital, Diyarbakir, Turkey
Submission date: 2020-06-01
Final revision date: 2020-08-26
Acceptance date: 2020-08-26
Online publication date: 2020-10-15
Publication date: 2020-10-15
 
Health Psychology Report 2021;9(1):76–86
 
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Background:
This study aims to examine the relationship between workplace health, job stress, turnover intention and inter-personal conflict in the health sector. It also seeks to unravel how the public and private working environment, and demographic variables affect those four variables.

Participants and procedure:
A cross-sectional survey design was used for this study. The respondents were selected based on simple ran-dom sampling. Out of 1000 questionnaires administered, 708 were returned (432 from public hospitals and 276 from private hospitals) and used. Correlation, multiple regression, and ANOVA analysis were used to de-termine the relationship and impact between the variables.

Results:
The findings revealed negative and significant relationships between workplace health and safety and stress, turnover intention and interpersonal conflict. Additionally, some results reflected the significant positive rela-tionship between stress, turnover intention and interpersonal conflict. Finally, turnover intention, job stress, edu-cation level and number of duties accounted for 30% of the variation in workplace health and safety.

Conclusions:
Managers within the healthcare sector of Turkey should acknowledge that workers who do not feel healthy and safe in work environments develop high stress, turnover intention, and conflict with other colleagues.

 
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