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Document ID (ISN)109552
CIS number 09-609
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Del Prado-Lu J.L.
Title Organizational work factors among workers and supervisors in export processing zones which support global markets
Bibliographic information Sep. 2008, Vol.46, No.5, p.435-442. 23 ref.
Internet access http://www.jniosh.go.jp/en/indu_hel/pdf/IH_46_5_435.pdf [in English]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) manufacturing industries; motivation; psychology of work organization; Philippines
Descriptors (secondary) speed of work; job dissatisfaction; repetitive work; physical workload; mental workload; workers' participation; questionnaire survey; stress factors; women; qualifications; vocational training
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvincePhilippines
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Workers' participation
Psychology of work organization
Psychological factors