Comparison of Temporary and Permanent Workers' Job Satisfaction and Mental Health in Isfahan Steel Company


Hoda Mahmoudi1, Hamed Fazlollahtabar23

Author affiliation

Maryam Amidi Mazaheri


Objectives: Increasing presence of temporary employees in the world economy as well as Iran increases the importance of understanding their mental health and job satisfaction. This research investigates and compares general health, occupational stress and job satisfaction between permanent and temporary employees in Isfahan Steel Company. Methods: According to the safety experts one unite was selected as a sample of the study due to nature of hard and dangerous work and all of the workers were studied by census method. Data were collected by questionnaires including GHQ-28, Job Descriptive Index (JDI), and stress questionnaire and were analyzed by SPSS. Results: Eighteen point two percent of temporary and 9.3% of permanent employees recorded severe stress; 12.4% of temporary and 8.1% of permanent employees recorded undesirable condition according to mental health scores.


Occupational Stress, Job Satisfaction, General Health, Isfahan Steel Company