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Revista Psicologia Organizações e Trabalho

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COSTA, Maria Teresa Pires; BORGES, Livia de Oliveira  and  BARROS, Sabrina Cavalcanti. Working conditions and mental health: a study in two university hospitals. Rev. Psicol., Organ. Trab. [online]. 2015, vol.15, n.1, pp. 43-58. ISSN 1984-6657.

This study examined the relationship between psycho health and work conditions to health professionals in two universitary hospitals. The psychosociological approach was adopted, considering that the social and historical comprehension of context contributes to understand the phenomena. The work conditions and the psycho health were approached interdisciplinary and they substantiate the construction of a comprehensive model of mental health that guided the research. The development of this required application of structured questionnaires participant observation about work condition and psycho health. The analysis of results showed that the symptomatic scores vary in according to work conditions. The results corroborated that how more the work conditions are unfavorable, the psycho health and affections with respect to work will be worse. They impact other time in work environment. Then, action to improve work conditions need to be established to generate the inverse effect, facilitating the increase of positive affections and the reduction of psycho symptom.

Keywords : mental health; work conditions; health profession.

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