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Document ID (ISN)69052
CIS number 97-1044
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bell N.S., Mangione T.W., Howland J., Levine S., Amick B.
Title Worksite barriers to the effective management of alcohol problems
Bibliographic information Dec. 1996, Vol.38, No.12, p.1213-1219. 24 ref.
Abstract A survey of 7,255 supervisors in 114 worksites across seven major U.S. corporations revealed three classes of barriers to workplace interventions in cases of alcohol abuse: organizational, interpersonal and individual barriers. Most managers reported encountering some barriers to interventions; the extent of perceived barriers was related to characteristics of the worksite, the job, and/or the environment. Barriers were greatest for female managers, managers in larger worksites, and first-line supervisors, and were related to the form of intervention (formal or informal). Corporate intervention strategies should take into account differences between company worksites and job levels.
Descriptors (primary) role of management; alcoholism
Descriptors (secondary) USA; role of supervisory staff; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Alcohol and drug abuse