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Document ID (ISN)109920
CIS number 09-970
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Sherman M.F., Gershon R.R., Samar S.M., Pearson J.M., Canton A.N., Damsky M.R.
Title Safety factors predictive of job satisfaction and job retention among home healthcare aides
Bibliographic information Dec. 2008, Vol.50, No.12, p.1430-1441. Illus. 20 ref.
Abstract Although many work characteristics associated with job satisfaction in home health care have been documented, a unique aspect of the work environment of home health care aides that might also affect job satisfaction is the fact that their workplace is a household. To obtain a better understanding of the potential impact of the hazards within the household environment on job satisfaction and job retention in home care, a risk assessment study was conducted. Data from a sample of 823 New York City home health care aides were obtained by means of questionnaires and analysed. Household job-related risks, environmental exposures, transportation issues, threats, verbal and physical abuse and violence were significantly correlated with home health care aides' job satisfaction and job retention. Implications of these findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) occupational safety; New York; risk factors; conditions of work; health care personnel; job dissatisfaction
Descriptors (secondary) USA; violence; questionnaire survey; change of employment
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Psychological factors
Health care services
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