, PhD, Lecturer, Department of Business Administration, Faculty of Social and Management Sciences, University of Africa, Toru-Orua, Bayelsa State, Nigeria
This descriptive research has been undertaken in Tirunelveli city, Tamilnadu with the objectives of understanding the perception of the radiographers working in private multi-speciality hospitals. The study has sampled 60 radiographers who were qualified with Diploma in Medical Radiographic Technology (DMRT) 1 year and 2 years courses using judgement sampling technique. The study has used both primary data and secondary data. Primary data have been collected using the questionnaire method. Secondary data have been collected from journals, books, and websites. Both mean and standard deviation have been administered to know the level of perception of the radiographers towards causes of an occupational hazard. Kruskal Wallis test has been used to find the relationship between demographic variables and causes of occupational hazards. The results of the study have indicated that among the nine main variables analyzed to understand the perception of the radiographers towards causes of occupational hazards, organization structure, and policy, radiographer’s specific, fear and safety have the foremost dimensions of causes of occupational hazards. Resources, workload, work shift, environment and hygiene have the next foremost dimensions of the causes of occupational hazards. Interruption, patient and communication, training have been the least dimensions of causes of occupational hazards. The results of the study have also revealed that the level of perception of the radiographers towards these variables has been at a medium level.
Keywords: radiographers, occupational hazards, multi-speciality hospitals, workload, work shift, Tirunelveli city.
JEL Classification: J2, J4, I1.
Cite as: Rajan, D. (2018). Personal and Social Perception of Occupational Hazards by Health Care Workers: A Study among Radiographers. Business Ethics and Leadership, 2(4), 46-63. http://doi.org/10.21272/bel.2(4).46-63.2018.
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