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Document ID (ISN)110265
CIS number 09-1395
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Cohidon C., Morisseau P., Derriennic F., Goldberg M., Imbernon E.
Title Psychosocial factors at work and perceived health among agricultural meat industry workers in France
Bibliographic information July 2009, Vol.82, No.7, p.807-818. 33 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to describe the perceived health status of meat and poultry industry employees, and its relation to their organizational and psychosocial constraints at work. It was carried out in the form of a postal questionnaire survey of all 3,000 employees of the meat industry (beef, pork and poultry) in Brittany, France. Questions addressed social and demographic data, as well as information pertaining to the job and work organization. Overall, there was a high prevalence of poor health, worse among women and increasing regularly with age. Psychosocial risk factors included high quantitative and qualitative demands, inadequate resources for good work and to a lesser extent, inadequate prospects for promotion.
Descriptors (primary) France; state of health; meat industry; conditions of work; poultry farming; psychology of work organization
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; psychology and sociology; sex-linked differences; age-linked differences; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Food, beverage and tobacco industries
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Psychological factors
Livestock rearing
Food industry
Psychology of work organization