|Document ID (ISN)||109089|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1059-924X - Journal of Agromedicine
|Convention or series no.
||Kolstrup C., Lundqvist P., Pinzke P.
||Psychosocial work environment among employed Swedish dairy and pig farmworkers
||2008, Vol.13, No.1, p.23-36. 53 ref.
||The purpose of this study was to investigate the psychosocial work environment for dairy and pig farmworkers in southern Sweden and to identify potential risk factors for the development of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Thirty-seven workers on 10 dairy farms and 30 workers on 10 pig farms participated in the study. Data on self-perceived psychosocial work environment and MSDs were collected by means of questionnaires. In general, the psychosocial work environment was assessed as being good by both the dairy and pig farmworkers. However, the dairy and pig farmworkers experienced lower work demands, poorer general and mental health, and poorer vitality compared to other occupations. Furthermore, the results indicated that the quality of leadership and social support at work were poorer at the dairy farms than at the pig farms. No significant risk factors related to the psychosocial work environment were identified for MSDs of the back and upper extremities. The study suggests the probability that physical factors are more likely to lead to MSDs among employed livestock workers than factors related to the psychosocial work environment.
||livestock rearing; swine; social aspects; mental health; risk factors; musculoskeletal diseases
||Sweden; questionnaire survey; psychology and sociology
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Sweden|
||Psychology and sociology
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
Industries and occupations
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system