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Document ID (ISN)109474
CIS number 09-486
ISSN - Serial title 0303-7657 - Revista brasileira de saúde ocupacional
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hungria Xavier A.C., Veiga Barcelos C.R., Peixoto Lopes J., Gandarela Chamarelli P., de Souza Ribeiro S., da Silva Lacerda L., Palacios M.
Title Workplace moral harassment in Rio de Janeiro health sector: Some characteristics
Original title Assédio moral no trabalho no setor saúde no Rio de Janeiro: algumas características [in Portuguese]
Bibliographic information Jan.-June 2008, Vol.33, No.117, p.15-22. Illus. 19 ref.
Internet access http://www.fundacentro.gov.br/rbso/BancoAnexos/RBSO%20117%20Ass%C3%A9dio%20moral.pdf [in Portuguese]
Abstract This study examines the magnitude and some of the characteristics of the phenomenon of workplace moral harassement in the health care sector in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Data from previous randomized survey carried out in 2001 were analysed. All cases (1569) and their variables related to moral harassment were selected for the analysis. The occupational group of nurses' aides presented the highest proportion of moral harassment victims (22.7%) and the most frequent perpetrators were co-workers, supervisors and managers (48.7%). The victims' most frequent psychological reaction was "becoming super-alert". Although a certain proportion (38.5%) reported to their supervisors they had been morally harassed, action was taken in only 20% of the cases. The need to implement institutional measures to control violence at work is emphasized.
Descriptors (primary) Brazil; health services; psychology and sociology; bullying
Descriptors (secondary) human behaviour; frequency rates; violence; conditions of work
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceBrazil
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Psychological factors
Health care services
Bullying and mobbing
Violence and terrorism