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Title: Mental health in the midst of economic turmoil: case study of Lebanese commercial bank employees
Authors: Yacoub, Laurent
Abou Ibrahim, Sara
Achy, Eliane
Nicolas, Eva
Affiliations: Faculty of Business and Management 
Keywords: Economic crisis
Human resources management practices
Job stressors
Lebanese banking sector
Mental health
Mental health disorders
Issue Date: 2023-11-22
Publisher: Emerald
Part of: International Journal of Organizational Analysis
Volume: 31
Issue: 7
Abstract: 
Purpose
This study aims to identify the major job stressors that can affect employees’ mental health in the Lebanese commercial banks during the economic turmoil. This study also aims to identify the effects of the mental problems on the employees in addition to the role of human resources in promoting and preventing mental well-being at the workplace.

Design/methodology/approach
The authors interviewed 28 bank employees and the semi-structured interviews last for around 50 min, starting by asking the employees a general question about the concept of mental health disorder. The authors used a purposive sampling in which the population sample is selected based on purpose and the characteristics of a specific category of individuals. Moreover, a thematic analysis is used to analyze the data.

Findings
The findings of this study indicate that most of the employees were suffering from many work-related stressors that have negatively affected their mental well-being. The stress and pressures have significantly increased during the economic crisis. However, most of the interviewees were not or rarely supported by their human resources department and their administration to help them get adapted for such a crisis or for the changes at the workplace.

Originality/value
Mental health disorders are present in the daily normal life and in the workplace as well. The banking industry is not an exceptional one.
URI: https://scholarhub.balamand.edu.lb/handle/uob/6134
ISSN: 19348835
DOI: 10.1108/IJOA-06-2022-3304
Ezproxy URL: Link to full text
Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Department of Business Administration

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