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Inter-method agreement between O*NET and survey measures of psychosocial exposure among healthcare industry employees.

Authors
Cifuentes-M; Boyer-J; Gore-R; d'Errico-A; Tessler-J; Scollin-P; Lerner-D; Kriebel-D; Punnett-L; Slatin-C
Source
Am J Ind Med 2007 Jul; 50(7):545-553
NIOSHTIC No.
20032470
Abstract
BACKGROUND: Imputed job characteristics had been used as proxy of exposure to working conditions. O*NET database provides job information that could be useful to evaluate psychosocial working conditions. METHODS: Consistency and total agreement between O*NET and self-reported psychosocial exposure (demand/control (DC), effort/reward (ER) proxy models, and emotional labor scale) were compared between healthcare specific (12 occupations, 215 workers) and other jobs (12 occupations, 146 workers). RESULTS: For dimensions of the DC and ER models, Spearman correlation and ICC coefficients were, in general, consistently high (ICC = 0.61 for decision latitude, 0.41 for rewards, 0.53 for ER ratio, and lower for others), particularly in the healthcare specific jobs. CONCLUSION: O*NET and questionnaire based psychosocial indicators showed a good job level agreement particularly on healthcare specific jobs. O*NET may be a useful source of job level psychosocial exposure, especially for the DC and ER models, for healthcare occupations within these types of facilities.
Keywords
Health-care; Health-care-personnel; Health-services; Physicians; Work-analysis; Work-environment; Work-practices; Statistical-analysis; Sociological-factors; Analytical-methods; Analytical-processes; Psychological-adaptation; Psychological-responses; Psychological-effects; Psychological-factors; Psychological-reactions; Sociological-factors; Work-environment; Work-practices; Quantitative-analysis; Questionnaires
Contact
Manuel Cifuentes, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Work Environment, Lowell, Massachusetts 01854
CODEN
AJIMD8
Publication Date
20070701
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
Manuel_Cifuentes@nml.edu
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2007
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-007381
Issue of Publication
7
ISSN
0271-3586
Source Name
American Journal of Industrial Medicine
State
MA
Performing Organization
University of Massachusetts - Lowell
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