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Stressors and adverse outcomes for female construction workers.

Authors
Goldenhar-LM; Swanson-NG; Hurrell-JJ Jr.; Ruder-A; Deddens-J
Source
J Occup Health Psychol 1998 Jan; 3(1):19-32
NIOSHTIC No.
20000178
Abstract
The authors examined the impact of a number of job stressors, including sexual harassment and gender-based discrimination, on female construction workers' level of job satisfaction and psychological and physical health. Results from a telephone survey with 211 female laborers indicated that having responsibility for others' safety and having support from supervisors and male coworkers was related to greater job satisfaction. Increased reported psychological symptoms were also related to increased responsibility, as well as skill underutilization, experience sexual harassment and gender-based discrimination from supervisors and coworkers, and having to overcompensate at work. Perceptions of overcompensation at work and job uncertainty were positively associated with self-reports of insomnia. Finally, sexual harassment and gender discrimination were positively related to reports of increased nausea and headaches.
Keywords
Sex-factors; Women; Stress; Psychological-disorders; Construction-workers; Construction-industry
Contact
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH 45226
Publication Date
19980101
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Type
Construction
Fiscal Year
1998
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
1
ISSN
1076-8998
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS; DBBS
Source Name
Journal of Occupational Health Psychology
State
OH
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