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Document ID (ISN)110876
CIS number 10-0374
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Nielsen K., Albertsen K., Brenner S.O., Smith-Hansen L.
Title Comparing working conditions and physical and psychological health complaints in four occupational groups working in female-dominated workplaces
Bibliographic information Nov. 2009, Vol.92, No.10, p.1229-1239. Illus. 51 ref.
Abstract This article examines the associations between psychosocial factors and physical and psychological health complaints while at the same time taking into account differences between occupational groups in female-dominated professions. Four female-dominated occupational groups were included: nurses, health care assistants, cleaners and dairy industry workers. The relationships between influence, emotional and quantitative demands, social support, back pain, and behavioural stress were examined using structural equation modelling. The study confirmed the importance of differentiating between female-dominated occupations rather than talking about women's working conditions as such. The study also emphasized the importance of considering psychosocial risk factors when examining physical health, in this case back pain.
Descriptors (primary) Sweden; conditions of work; state of health; psychology of work organization; women
Descriptors (secondary) backache; psychology and sociology; questionnaire survey; cross-sectional study; mathematical models; domestic and related helpers, cleaners; dairy industry; nursing personnel; health care personnel
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Psychology of work organization
Domestic workers
Health care services