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Document ID (ISN)111475
CIS number 11-0143
ISSN - Serial title 1077-3525 - International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Couto M.T., Lawoko S., Svanstr÷m L.
Title Exposure to workplace violence and quality of life among drivers and conductors in Maputo City, Mozambique
Bibliographic information 3rd quarter 2009, Vol.15, No.3, p.299-304. 42 ref.
Abstract This cross-sectional study examined exposure to workplace violence and its consequences on quality of life (QOL) among workers in the road passenger transport sector in Maputo city, Mozambique. A random sample of 504 drivers and conductors was interviewed using structured questionnaires. Many participants reported experiencing psychological or physical violence at work. Sequelae of violence included sick leave following abuse (20%), physical injuries (32%), financial loss (28%), and various emotional reactions (28-56%). Exposure to workplace violence was a significant predictor of QOL even after adjusting for confounders. Mechanisms to detect and deal with both immediate and long term consequences of work-related violence on QOL are recommended.
Descriptors (primary) Mozambique; transport of persons; drivers; risk factors; violence
Descriptors (secondary) sickness absenteeism; psychology and sociology; mental health; cross-sectional study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Road transportation
Violence and terrorism
OSH in developing countries