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Revista Psicologia Organizações e Trabalho

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CAMARA, Rosana Hoffman  and  FARIA, Maria de Fátima Bruno. Comparative analysis between the researchers and support research professionals in Embrapa: the focus of the Psychodynamics and Activity's Ergonomics. Rev. Psicol., Organ. Trab. [online]. 2009, vol.9, n.1, pp.29-50. ISSN 1984-6657.

The objective was to compare the perceptions of two professional groups of a research organization regarding the working context influence the existences of pleasure and suffering, with theoretical support in the Activity's Ergonomics and Work's Psychodynamics. As indicators of context, the work's organization, conditions and worker's relationships social professional had been observed; in pleasure experiences, were evaluated factors that represent gratification and freedom and of suffering, the ones that portray feelings of unreliability and consuming. It was used the Scale for Assessment of the Context of Work (SACW), the Scale of Indicators of Pleasure-Suffering at Work (SIPSW) and eleven individual semi-structured interviews for data collection, examined by descriptive and inferential statistics and analysis of meaning nuclei. The suffering experiences for the research support employees had predominated, with the rationalization and denial as facing strategies of the feeling. In both groups, the work flow was compromised by excessive bureaucracy and lack of consistent guidelines to guide the work, which added to a rigid work organization, based in rules and norms may restrict the feelings of gratification and freedom and lead to exhaustive work, to the suffering and therefore to illness

Keywords : work context; pleasure and suffering; activity's ergonomics; mediation strategy.

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