Impact of COVID-19-related fear and anxiety on job attributes: a systematic review

Rajabimajd, N., Alimoradi, Z. and Griffiths, M.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524, 2021. Impact of COVID-19-related fear and anxiety on job attributes: a systematic review. Asian Journal of Social Health and Behavior, 4 (2), pp. 51-55. ISSN 2772-4204

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The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has had different effects on different occupations. The present study was designed to systematically review the available evidence to investigate the pandemic on occupational effects. The academic databases of Scopus, PubMed Central, ProQuest, Science Direct, and ISI Web of Knowledge were searched systematically between December 2019 and February 2021. COVID-19-related fear, concern, worry, anxiety, and stress in combination with job-related MeSH terms were used to search the databases. The methodological quality of included papers was assessed using the Newcastle Ottawa Scale checklist. To synthesize data, a qualitative synthesis of findings was performed due to the small number of included studies (n = 4) and the heterogeneity of the assessed outcomes. Four studies were included in the final analysis. All four studies were cross-sectional, collected the data online, and comprised 1654 participants from four different countries. Fear of COVID-19 was associated with increased future career anxiety, perceived job insecurity, organizational and professional turnover intentions, and decreased job satisfaction. COVID-19 Anxiety Syndrome was associated with scores on the Work and Social Adjustment Scale. As so few studies have been conducted, there are no conclusive findings. More studies using valid and reliable measures to assess fear/anxiety related to COVID-19 and its' association with job attributes are needed. It is also recommended that these associations are examined in variety of different jobs.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Asian Journal of Social Health and Behavior
Creators: Rajabimajd, N., Alimoradi, Z. and Griffiths, M.D.
Publisher: Medknow
Date: 28 May 2021
Volume: 4
Number: 2
ISSN: 2772-4204
Rights: © 2021 Asian Journal of Social Health and Behavior. Published by Wolters Kluwer - Medknow. This is an open access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution‑NonCommercial‑ShareAlike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non‑commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 08 Jun 2021 11:53
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2021 11:53

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