SALARIZATION SYSTEM, AGE AND WORK EXPERIENCE AS PREDICTORS OF PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH DURING PRESENT ECONOMIC CRISIS
ANCA MIHAELA PĂSĂLĂU, MIHAELA CHRAIF
University of Bucharest, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Department of Psychology
The present study focuses on salarization system, age, work experience and gender as potential predictors of self-reported physical and mental health of participants. The paper in included in the much larger topic of work related stress in the context of actual economic crisis. The participants in the study were 34 teachers from a Romanian high school in the town of Alexandria with ages between 24 and 58, who responded to a set of questionnaires measuring stress in the work place and physical and mental health in the work place. The results show a non-significant correlation between physical health and work experience. Significant positive correlations were found between work experience and age, and participants gender seems to influence physical health. Although the small number of participants does not allow generalization of the results, the identified relations seems to be relevant in the specific context of the investigated organization.
Keywords: physical and mental health, work experience.
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4. A.M. Pasalau, M. Chraif (2011). Salarization system, age and work experience as predictors of physical and mental health during present economic crisis.Romanian Journal of Experimental Applied Psychology, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 25-34, 2011.
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