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Document ID (ISN)108799
CIS number 08-1478
ISSN - Serial title 1745-6673 - Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Gamperiene M., Nygård J.F., Sandanger I., Wærsted M., Bruusgaard D.
Title The impact of psychosocial and organizational working conditions on the mental health of female cleaning personnel in Norway
Bibliographic information Nov. 2006, Vol.1, No.24, 10p. 55 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) Norway; psychology of work organization; domestic and related helpers, cleaners; cleaning; women; mental health
Descriptors (secondary) race-linked differences; subjective assessment; social aspects; questionnaire survey; risk factors; conditions of work
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNorway
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental health
Psychological factors
Domestic workers
Cleaning work
Psychology of work organization