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Revista Psicologia e Saúde

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LUNA, André de Figueiredo  and  GONDIM, Sonia Maria Guedes. Occupational self-efficacy, psychosocial risk factors at work and physical and psychological malaise. Rev. Psicol. Saúde [online]. 2021, vol.13, n.3, pp. 51-64. ISSN 2177-093X.

There is growing interest of the occupational health professionals on the relationships among psychosocial risk factors at work (PRF), sickness and the determinants of this relationship. The aim of this study was to assess the mediating effect of occupational self-efficacy (OSE) on the relationship between PRF and symptoms of physical and psychological malaise (PPM). Instruments were an short version of COPSOQ II (Copenhagen Psychosocial Questionnaire) and an OSE scale, both with evidence of validity for the Brazilian context. This is an exploratory cross-sectional study involving 391 industrial workers. Results indicated the mediation of OSE in the explanation of the relationship between PRF and PPM. Also differences according to gender, educational level, job title and employment status were found. Additionally, theoretical and practical implications are discussed.

Keywords : psychosocial risk factors at work; self-efficacy; occupational health.

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