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11th International Symposium on Human Factors in Organisational Design and Management (ODAM 2014) CPH Conference

Longitudinal psychosocial assessment of office workers in a utility company
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Author:Carla S. D. TAVARES (Instituto Politécnico da Guarda, Portugal)
Miguel L. LOURENÇO (Instituto Politécnico da Guarda, Portugal)
Denis A. COELHO (Human Technology Group, Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal)
Date: 2014-08-19     Track: F - Tools & methods     Session: F5 - Intervention studies – part II & sociotechnical systems analysis
DOI:10.4122/dtu:2461

A voluntary psychosocial assessment of office workers in a utility company was carried out using the short version of the Copenhagen Psychococial Questionnaire (CoPsoQ) in two occasions, one and a half year apart. Initially, 25 workers participated (11 men and 14 women), while 14 of those workers (8 women and 6 men) participated in the second psychosocial assessment. Statistical analysis showed a fairly stable outlook longitudinally, with sustained severe scores in many of the sub-scales. An odds ratios analysis considering gender as exposure factor showed an effect on intensification of severity of workers control over work and esteem for men.