|Document ID (ISN)||109552|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0019-8366 - Industrial Health
|Convention or series no.
||Del Prado-Lu J.L.
||Organizational work factors among workers and supervisors in export processing zones which support global markets
||Sep. 2008, Vol.46, No.5, p.435-442. 23 ref.
||http://www.jniosh.go.jp/en/indu_hel/pdf/IH_46_5_435.pdf [in English]
||The objective of this study was to investigate the interaction between organizational and management factors at work for both front-line workers and supervisors in the Philippines' manufacturing sector. A survey was carried out in a sample of 23 establishments, 630 workers, and 47 supervisors, while ten focus group discussions for workers and five for supervisors were also held. Workers and supervisors alike reported illnesses and job dissatisfaction. The most prevalent issues among workers were insufficient skills, being pressured in doing work, fast paced work, repetitive work, and that work is both physically and mentally tiring. On the other hand, supervisors described their work as challenging, needing regular upgrading of skills and needing literacy on information technology. Other findings are discussed.
||manufacturing industries; motivation; psychology of work organization; Philippines
||speed of work; job dissatisfaction; repetitive work; physical workload; mental workload; workers' participation; questionnaire survey; stress factors; women; qualifications; vocational training
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Philippines|
||Psychology and sociology
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
Psychology of work organization