Investigate psychological distress and its link to stress management interventions in the financial industry (FI) in comparison to the human services (HS) sector.Method:Observational study across participating organizations in FI (66) and HS (81). Web-based version of depression anxiety stress scales (21 questions) and eight questions related to stress prevention interventions adopted by employers.Results:Indicated that FI workers are twice as likely as HS employees to present with stress and depression. Differences emerged on the availability of support at the workplace: FI workers reporting total lack of psychological support, although other forms of wellbeing promotion were more frequent. Close to 60% of individuals in the HS group reported no support (48% in the FI).Conclusion:Workers in the FI industry have increased levels of workplace stress that could be possibly attributed to absence of prevention interventions at the workplace.
|Journal||Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 1 2019|
- financial industry
- high-risk professions
- work-related distress
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health