Influence of Job Stress on Musculoskeletal Disorders Among Employees in Construction Industries in Kerala

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Volume-17 Number-8
Year of Publication : 2014
Authors : Lince Mathew


Lince Mathew"Influence of Job Stress on Musculoskeletal Disorders Among Employees in Construction Industries in Kerala ", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V17(8),361-368 Nov 2014. ISSN:2231-5381. published by seventh sense research group


The distinct explanation for job stress can be given as the stress related to a work. It occurs when physical and mental health of an employee changes in a positive or negative manner in response to environment which they work. Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) describes a complex of conditions that affects muscles, bones and joints. Previous research in this domain has done independently on both these topics from the very beginning. The proposed method is to determine the influence of job stress on work related musculoskeletal disorder among industrial employee in Kerala, India. Researches depicted certain factors which affects both stress and musculoskeletal disorder. In this work, well discussed and arranged Likart scale questionnaire is using for data collection from various construction sectors in Kerala. Multivariate statistical methods such as exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis are carried out using statistical softwares such as SPSS and AMOS 20 respectively. The underlying factors obtained shows positive influence of job stress on musculoskeletal disorders among construction workers.


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job stress, musculoskeletal disorder, multivariate statistical methods.