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Document ID (ISN)106911
CIS number 07-980
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Escribà-Agüir V., Tenías-Burillo J.M.
Title Psychological well-being among hospital personnel: The role of family demands and psychosocial work environment
Bibliographic information Aug. 2004, Vol.77, No.6, p.401-408. 35 ref.
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Abstract This cross-sectional study was carried out to investigate the effect of gender role and the psychosocial work environment on the psychological well-being of staff at two hospitals in Spain. A total of 313 workers were surveyed on their psychological well-being by means of a self- administered questionnaire. Findings are discussed. Subjects with a very good marital relationship had less risk of presenting bad mental health (odds ratio (OR) 0.43), and limitation in the social function (OR 0.43) and emotional role (OR 0.35). Those who dedicated more than 30h per week to domestic chores had a higher risk of limitation of social function (OR 2.48). Those exposed to high psychological demands presented a higher probability of poor mental health (OR 1.77). Finally, workers exposed to low job social support had a higher risk of poor mental health (OR 1.86), low vitality (OR 2.21) and limitation in the social function (OR 1.88).
Descriptors (primary) non-occupational factors; psychology of work organization; health care personnel; hospitals; mental health
Descriptors (secondary) Spain; sex-linked differences; questionnaire survey; psychology and sociology
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Health care services
Psychology of work organization
Psychological factors
Mental health