|Document ID (ISN)||108799|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1745-6673 - Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology
|Convention or series no.
||Gamperiene M., Nygård J.F., Sandanger I., Wærsted M., Bruusgaard D.
||The impact of psychosocial and organizational working conditions on the mental health of female cleaning personnel in Norway
||Nov. 2006, Vol.1, No.24, 10p. 55 ref.
||This study examined the association between psychosocial and organizational work conditions and mental health among women employed in the cleaning profession in Norway. Self-report questionnaires were mailed to 661 cleaning staff from seven cleaning organizations in various locations across the country. The response rate was 64%. The questionnaires assessed socio-demographic information, employment history, work organization and psychosocial working conditions. Mental health was assessed using the Hopkins Symptoms Checklist (HSCL-25). The proportion of cleaning women scoring a HSCL-25 ≥1.75 was 17.5%, which is higher than the prevalence of mental health problems among all working Norwegian women (8.4%). Quality of supervision, collaboration with co-workers and ethnicity were significantly associated with mental health.
||Norway; psychology of work organization; domestic and related helpers, cleaners; cleaning; women; mental health
||race-linked differences; subjective assessment; social aspects; questionnaire survey; risk factors; conditions of work
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Norway|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
Psychology of work organization