College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

Construction Management Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Construction Management



Primary Advisor/Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Daniel Knight, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


The construction industry is known for its demanding nature, often leading to significant mental health challenges among its workforces. This study investigates mental health issues prevalent in construction, focusing on identifying key stressors and potential protective factors. A mixed-method approach was employed, combining a systematic literature review with a survey distributed to construction professionals. The survey gathered data on job satisfaction, stress, coping mechanisms, and the availability and utilization of mental health resources. Results indicated high levels of job dissatisfaction and stress, with respondents citing poor communication, excessive work hours, and lack of control over their roles as primary stressors. Additionally, the survey revealed that while some companies offer mental health support programs, awareness and utilization of these resources are limited. Employees reported that their work negatively impacts their personal lives, contributing to mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. The study concludes that there is a critical need for mental health support within the construction industry. Recommendations include improving communication, improving mental health resources, and fostering a supportive work environment to enhance overall well-being among construction workers. This research provides valuable insights for industry stakeholders to develop targeted interventions aimed at improving mental health in the construction sector.

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Poster Board

Proposal (WF).pdf (281 kB)

SP Reflection.pdf (60 kB)