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Document ID (ISN)111558
CIS number 11-0212
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Myers D.J., Lipscomb H.J.
Title Informal social status among coworkers and risk of work-related injury among nurse aides in long-term care
Bibliographic information 2010, Vol.53, p.514-523. Illus. 46 ref.
Abstract A social network measure was used to explore whether one's rank in an informal social hierarchy of nurse aides employed in a long-term care facility was associated with risk of work-related injury. Six months of administrative staff schedule data and self-reported injury records were examined. Survey data were used to establish informal social status. Conditional logistic regression was used to model the effect of social status on injury risk; cases were matched to controls consisting of coworkers present on the floor, shift, and date of the injury event. This allowed for a comparison of social status rank within social groups among workers with the same job title. Findings support a theoretical framework suggesting that patterns of social relations between individuals based on informal social status in the workplace may contribute to differences in work-related injury risk among individuals with the same job title.
Descriptors (primary) injuries; human relations; long-term care facilities; health care personnel; social aspects
Descriptors (secondary) human behaviour; subjective assessment; case-control study; statistical evaluation; occupational accidents; risk factors
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Health care services
Psychology of work organization