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Document ID (ISN)104960
CIS number 06-499
ISSN - Serial title 1090-8471 - Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lu J.L.
Title Perceived job stress of women workers in diverse manufacturing industries
Bibliographic information Summer 2005, Vol.15, No.3, p.275-291. Illus. 19 ref.
Abstract An investigation of the impact of organizational factors on perceived job stress among women workers in the garment and electronics industries in the Philippines was undertaken. The sample included 23 establishments with 630 women respondents. Questionnaires, walkthrough surveys of the industries, and interviews were carried out. Workplace factors studied included job content, the nature of tasks, job autonomy, hazard exposure and management and supervisory styles. Statistical analysis highlighted the interactions among the organizational factors. It was found that workers experienced job stress when they were subjected to low job autonomy, poor work quality, close monitoring and high workload.
Descriptors (primary) Philippines; psychology of work organization; conditions of work; clothing industry; electronics industry; risk factors; women; stress factors
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; speed of work; bullying; physical workload; role of supervisory staff; questionnaire survey; job study; role of management; work posture
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvincePhilippines
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental stress and burnout
Psychological factors
Bullying and mobbing
Clothing and finished textile products industry
Manufacturing of electrical appliances and equipment
Electronics industry
Psychology of work organization