Document Type : Original Article


1 Nursing Care Research Center, Semnan University of Medical Sciences, Semnan, Iran

2 Department of Social Work, Social Studies Faculty, Hanze University of Applied Science, Groningen, Netherlands

3 Department of Occupational Health Engineering, School of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

4 Department of Occupational Health, School of Public Health, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran

5 Department of Occupational Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

6 Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Saveh University of Medical Sciences, Saveh, Iran

7 Health Sciences Research Center, Torbat Heydariyeh University of Medical Sciences, Torbat Heydariyeh, Iran

8 Department of Occupational Health and Safety Engineering, School of Health, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Iran

9 Nursing Care Research Center, Semnan University of Medical Sciences, Semnan, Iran Emergency Nursing Department, Nursing and Midwifery Faculty, Semnan University of Medical Sciences, Semnan, Iran

10 epartment of Occupational Health and Safety, School of Public Health and Safety, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

11 Department of Occupational Health Engineering, Guilan Road Trauma Research Center, School of Health, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran

12 Department of Occupational Health Engineering, School of Health, Zabol University of Medical Sciences, Zabol, Iran


BACKGROUND: Job satisfaction is one of the most important issues related to human resources in
the organization which can reduce organizational productivity. In this regard, occupational health is an
important science related to the health of the workforce in any organization, paying attention to it will help
health promotion. The aim of the present study was to determine the relationship between the status of
occupational health management and job satisfaction among farmers with a health promotion approach.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross‑sectional study was conducted in 2020. The number of
209 farmers from all villages of Zabol was included by census method. Data were collected using
a researcher‑made questionnaire that consisting of three sections of demographic information,
occupational safety and health status, and standard job satisfaction questionnaire. At first, the validity
and reliability of the questionnaire were evaluated. In addition, 5–10 staff working in Agricultural Jihad
Organization were asked about the content, clarity, and simplicity of the questionnaire terms. Content
validity index and content validity ratio indexes were calculated as 0.68 and 0.83 for occupational
health management and 0.69 and 0.83 for job satisfaction questionnaires, respectively. Instrument
reliability was also assessed using the Cronbach’s alpha coefficient, which was 0.872. Finally, after
verifying the validity and reliability of the instrument, a questionnaire was used to collect the research
data. Shapiro–Wilk, Wilcoxon, and Spearman correlation tests were used to analyze the findings.
The collected data were analyzed using SPSS software version 19. Armonk; NY, USA: IBM Corp.
RESULTS: The results of the study indicate that occupational health management was at a moderate
to a high level (3.701) and job satisfaction (3.381) was at a moderate to a high level. The standard
regression coefficient between occupational health management and job satisfaction was obtained
as 0.571. With a confidence of 95%, it can be stated that occupational health management in Zabol
city under the supervision of jihad‑e‑agriculture organization has a significant impact on farmers’
job satisfaction. In addition, the research findings confirmed a positive and significant relationship
between occupational health management and job satisfaction of employed farmers and showed that
the implementation of occupational safety and health programs in the jihad‑e‑agriculture organization
can affect the job satisfaction of farmers.
CONCLUSION: According to the evaluation of research findings, job satisfaction and occupational
health management in the Agricultural Jihad Organization are relatively favorable among farmers
in Zabol city. It was argued that there is a relationship between occupational health management
and job satisfaction, that the implementation of programs related to occupational safety and health
management system such as Health and Safety Executive will promote health.


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