|Document ID (ISN)||110876|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Nielsen K., Albertsen K., Brenner S.O., Smith-Hansen L.
||Comparing working conditions and physical and psychological health complaints in four occupational groups working in female-dominated workplaces
||Nov. 2009, Vol.92, No.10, p.1229-1239. Illus. 51 ref.
||10-0374.pdf [in English]
||This article examines the associations between psychosocial factors and physical and psychological health complaints while at the same time taking into account differences between occupational groups in female-dominated professions. Four female-dominated occupational groups were included: nurses, health care assistants, cleaners and dairy industry workers. The relationships between influence, emotional and quantitative demands, social support, back pain, and behavioural stress were examined using structural equation modelling. The study confirmed the importance of differentiating between female-dominated occupations rather than talking about women's working conditions as such. The study also emphasized the importance of considering psychosocial risk factors when examining physical health, in this case back pain.
||Sweden; conditions of work; state of health; psychology of work organization; women
||backache; psychology and sociology; questionnaire survey; cross-sectional study; mathematical models; domestic and related helpers, cleaners; dairy industry; nursing personnel; health care personnel
||D - Periodical articles
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Psychology of work organization
Health care services