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Document ID (ISN)110408
CIS number 09-1415
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lu J.L.
Title Manufacturing work and organizational stresses in export processing zones
Bibliographic information Sep. 2009, Vol.47, No.5, p.543-550. 31 ref.
Internet access http://www.jniosh.go.jp/en/indu_hel/pdf/IH_47_5_543.pdf [in English]
Abstract This survey investigated the interaction between organizational and management factors among workers and supervisors in manufacturing units in export processing zones in the Philippines. The survey involved 23 establishments, 630 workers, and 47 supervisors. Both workers and supervisors reported health problems and job dissatisfaction. The most prevalent issues among workers were the need to upgrade skills, being pressured at work, fast paced work, repetitive work, and that work is both physically and mentally tiring. Supervisors described their work as challenging and stimulating, needing regular upgrading of skills and needing literacy in information technology.
Descriptors (primary) manufacturing industries; Philippines; stress factors; conditions of work; psychology of work organization
Descriptors (secondary) speed of work; repetitive work; physical workload; mental workload; vocational training; role of supervisory staff; motivation; work aptitude; questionnaire survey; cross-sectional study; fatigue
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvincePhilippines
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental stress and burnout
Psychology of work organization
Psychological factors