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Revista de Psicologia da IMED

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JACINTO, Aline  and  TOLFO, Suzana da Rosa. Psychosocial risk factors at work and Common Mental Disorder: a systematic review of studies using the JCQ instruments, JSS and SRQ-20. Rev. Psicol. IMED [online]. 2017, vol.9, n.2, pp. 107-124. ISSN 2175-5027.

The aim of this study is to analyze empirical research using the Job Content Questionnaire (JCQ) or Job Stress Scale (JSS) and the Self-Reporting Questionnaire (SRQ-20), as instruments. The JCQ and JSS assess favorable work psychosocial factors or risk, while the SRQ performs a screening of workers' mental health. The results demonstrated relationship between high demand and prevalence Common Mental Disorder (TMC), ie workers which perceive their work with high demand and low control are more likely to have impairments in their health. Another aspect observed was the correlation between high demand and low social support, so workers who receive little social support from supervisors and co-workers, have more chances to realize the work with high demand and low control. It was found that the populations most investigated, with greater psychosocial risk factors to health and higher prevalence TMC were teachers and health professionals. This research allowed to analyze the current situation of production of knowledge on the subject, as well as identifying how psychosocial risk factors at work may have adverse consequences on the health of workers.

Keywords : Psychosocial risks at work; psychosocial factors at work; common mental disorder; mental health in the workplace; stress theory.

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