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ID (ISN) del documento111475
Número CIS 11-0143
ISSN - Título de la serie 1077-3525 - International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
Año 2009
Número de serie
Autor(es) Couto M.T., Lawoko S., Svanström L.
Título Exposure to workplace violence and quality of life among drivers and conductors in Maputo City, Mozambique
Información bibliográfica 3rd quarter 2009, Vol.15, No.3, p.299-304. 42 ref.
Resumen 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.
Descriptores (primarios) Mozambique; transporte de personas; conductores; factores de riesgo; violencia
Descriptores (secundarios) absentismo por enfermedad; psicología y sociología; salud mental; estudio transversal
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Transportes y comunicaciones
Psicología y sociología del trabajo
Broad subject area(s) Estrés, factores sicosociales
Navegación por categoria(s) Road transportation
Violence and terrorism
OSH in developing countries