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Help-seeking for mental health problems by employees in the Australian Mining Industry

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, September 2016
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (74th percentile)
  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (55th percentile)

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Title
Help-seeking for mental health problems by employees in the Australian Mining Industry
Published in
BMC Health Services Research, September 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12913-016-1755-1
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Authors

Ross J. Tynan, Robyn Considine, Jane L. Rich, Jaelea Skehan, John Wiggers, Terry J. Lewin, Carole James, Kerry Inder, Amanda L. Baker, Frances Kay-Lambkin, David Perkins, Brian J. Kelly

Abstract

The current study examined help-seeking behavior for mental health problems of employees in the mining industry. The research involved a paper-based survey completed by a cross-section of employees from eight coalmine sites. The research aimed to investigate the frequency of contact with professional and non-professional sources of support, and to determine the socio-demographic and workplace factors associated. A total of 1,457 employees participated, of which, 46.6 % of participants reported contact with support to discuss their own mental health within the preceding 12 months. Hierarchical logistic regression revealed a significant contribution of workplace variables, with job security and satisfaction with work significantly associated with help-seeking behavior. The results provide an insight into the help-seeking behaviour of mining employees, providing useful information to guide mental health workplace program development for the mining industry, and male-dominated industry more broadly.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 54 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Doctoral Student 8 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 15%
Student > Master 7 13%
Researcher 7 13%
Student > Bachelor 7 13%
Other 4 7%
Unknown 13 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 19 35%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 13%
Business, Management and Accounting 3 6%
Environmental Science 2 4%
Social Sciences 2 4%
Other 7 13%
Unknown 14 26%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 02 October 2016.
All research outputs
#3,728,254
of 15,918,484 outputs
Outputs from BMC Health Services Research
#1,577
of 5,491 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#69,746
of 270,536 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Health Services Research
#4
of 9 outputs
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