Psychosocial risk factors in non-teaching staff—descriptive findings of three schools clusters of santarem district

S. M. Silva, Vasco Jesus, P. H. Marques

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Abstract

This study contributes to identification of psychosocial risk factors in non-teaching staff. The study is exploratory and descriptive. It consists in descriptive statistics of responses to a questionnaire for identification of psychosocial risk factors (translated and adapted from F-PSICO), as well as in content analysis of responses to semi-structured interviews. The results show that the non-teaching staff needs to hide emotions and feelings and also that some of the situations that affect psychologically relate to relationships with co-workers. It is stated that ≪there is no team spirit≫ and that these relations are not satisfactory. With the day-to-day workload, these workers are forced to interrupt work and perform various tasks at the same time, dealing with a day-by-day of ≪breakneck pace≫, ≪intense≫ and ≪very full≫ journey. Psychological demands, time autonomy, workload, relationships and social support are psychosocial risk factors that play an important role in the performance of these workers. Finally, some measures to control these risks were recommended.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOccupational Safety and Hygiene III - Selected Extended and Revised Contributions from the International Symposium on Safety and Hygiene
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages261-266
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781138027657
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventInternational Symposium on Safety and Hygiene, SHO 2015 - Guimarães, Portugal
Duration: 12 Feb 201513 Feb 2015

Conference

ConferenceInternational Symposium on Safety and Hygiene, SHO 2015
CountryPortugal
CityGuimarães
Period12/02/1513/02/15

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    Silva, S. M., Jesus, V., & Marques, P. H. (2015). Psychosocial risk factors in non-teaching staff—descriptive findings of three schools clusters of santarem district. In Occupational Safety and Hygiene III - Selected Extended and Revised Contributions from the International Symposium on Safety and Hygiene (pp. 261-266). CRC Press/Balkema.