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Monday anxiety in office workers

Yasin Bez, Abdurrahim Emhan, Mustafa Arı, Şakir Özen.


Objective: In this study, comparison of state and trait anxiety levels of office workers on monday and on thursday was aimed. Method: On monday morning, sociodemographical form, State Anxiety Inventory (SAI), Trait Anxiety Inventory (TAI) and Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) were delivered to the 230 office workers. The data collected from 144 participants were usable. On thursday morning (3 days after) anxiety inventories were delivered again to these 144 workers. Complete and valid forms were collected from 61 participants. Results: The mean SAI scores of 61 participants on monday and on thursday were 44.4±10.2 and 42.2±9.9 (t=2.226, p=0.030) respectively; whereas their TAI scores were 44.7±8.8 and 43.0±8.2 (t=2.123, p=0.038) respectively. Mean BDI scores was 14.4±10.5. Mean TAI scores of workers both on monday and thursday were higher than managers?. Similarly, mean BDI score of workers on Monday was also higher than managers?. Mean TAI scores was higher in middle aged workers than youngs and higher in women than men. Additionally, mean SAI and TAI scores of high school graduates were higher than university graduates?. Conclusion: Relatively higher levels of anxiety on monday was found to be associated with women gender, being over middle ages, longer job experience in the same work, lower education level, and being blue collar employee.

Key words: Anxiety, office workers, monday, thursday

Article Language: Turkish English

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