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Revista Psicologia Organizações e Trabalho

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LAGE, Cristiane Siqueira da Rocha  and  BARROS, Vanessa Andrade de. We only see glamour: a work psychology study with professional musicians. Rev. Psicol., Organ. Trab. [online]. 2017, vol.17, n.2, pp. 89-96. ISSN 1984-6657.

The article deals with research about the experiences and repercussions of work activity on the health and daily life of professional musicians, based on the theoretical and methodological reference of ergology and work psychosociology. The research, of a qualitative nature, pointed out that the work activity in music is permeated by constraints related to the demands of the activity, to the high standards of performance and to the labor market, which is highly competitive and predominantly informal. The presence of pain related to the physical and cognitive demands of the musical making was pointed out by the interviewees as the main repercussion of the activity in the daily life and main reason for which they sought care. The physical and mental fatigue, psychic symptoms and sacrifices of social and family order were other repercussions described by the musicians. These findings corroborate data already presented in the literature and have disrupted the vision of a glamorous work activity.

Keywords : musician; work relationships; health.

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