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Omidi M R, Meftahi H, Omidi N. Investigate the Mediating Role of Job Burnout in the Relationship between Corona Anxiety and Occupational Stress among Employees of the Engineering and Construction Company in the Oil Industry. Iran J Ergon 2023; 11 (1) :27-35
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1- Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Hormozgan University, Bandar Abbas, Iran , MROMIDI_91@YAHOO.COM
2- Department of Management, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran
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Objectives: Employees in the oil and gas industry face various anxieties. The occurrence of corona disease and its rapid spread may increase the anxiety level of these people. The aim of this study is to investigate the mediating role of burnout in the relationship between corona anxiety and work stress.
Methods: The present study is a descriptive survey conducted in 1400. The statistical population of this research is all operational employees of Engineering and Construction Company of Oil Industries; Cochran formula was used to obtain a sample size of 310 people; the main instrument used to collect information is Corona Anxiety Scale Questionnaire, Job Burnout Questionnaire and Questionnaire. In this research, path analysis in SMART PLS software was used to analyze and test the research hypotheses.
Results: Corona anxiety has a significant effect on job burnout with coefficients (T=11.22 = 0.42, R^2) and job stress with coefficients (T=9.24 = 0.48, R^2). The effect of burnout on job stress is also significant with coefficients (T=9.24 = 0.38, R^2). The VAF effect coefficient for the effect of corona anxiety on job stress with the mediating role of burnout is equal to 0.51 and its significance coefficient is 7.52. Therefore, the mediating role of job burnout between the two variables corona anxiety and job stress was confirmed.

Conclusion: Corona anxiety has a direct and indirect negative effect on employees, and the level of corona anxiety in different industries should be reduced to improve employee performance.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Received: 2023/07/1 | Accepted: 2023/05/31 | ePublished: 2023/05/31

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