|Document ID (ISN)||111558|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Myers D.J., Lipscomb H.J.
||Informal social status among coworkers and risk of work-related injury among nurse aides in long-term care
||2010, Vol.53, p.514-523. Illus. 46 ref.
||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.
||injuries; human relations; long-term care facilities; health care personnel; social aspects
||human behaviour; subjective assessment; case-control study; statistical evaluation; occupational accidents; risk factors
||D - Periodical articles
||Commerce, services, offices
Psychology and sociology
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Health care services
Psychology of work organization