Work-related stress in agricultural industry: a preliminary investigation
Keywords:Farming, stress, explorative study
The present paper aims to investigate the social aspects of the agricultural industry, particularly those related to farmers. Starting with an analysis of the literature and official reports, the work describes the current problematic situation for the farmers' well-being. The research focuses on identifying the leading causes of their psychological stress through qualitative analyses made through personal interviews and questionnaires. Several reasons for stress were detected. The most prominent one was found to be harvest uncertainty. Finally, some solutions for actions to tackle the problem are discussed and suggested for further studies and applications.
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