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ANTLOGA, Carla Sabrina; PINHEIRO, Izabela; MAIA, Marina  and  LIMA, Helena Karla Barbosa de. Malaise at work: representations of the workers from a research institute. Rev. Subj. [online]. 2014, vol.14, n.1, pp. 126-140. ISSN 2359-0769.

In recent decades, due to effects of restructuring process, the malaise at work emerged as an object of research in the science field of work and health. The aim of this study was to evaluate the perception of servers and employees of a research body about the malaise in the work context. The demand for the research came from the organ in question, due to various complications related to health and welfare of workers home as absenteeism and increased cases of sick leave. The study included 275 workers, with an average age of 37.70 years (SD=12.40), which corresponds to 33.86% (N = 812) of the total workforce of the house at the time of the survey. As a tool, we used the electronic version of Inventory of Quality Assessment of Working Life. The results show that the experiences of malaise at work are related to: 1) organizational management, 2) inadequate workspace and lack of planning, 3) unequal treatment between jobs and careers; 4) injustice and lack of autonomy. This data reinforce the need for immediate changes in the work context. We concluded the paper by presenting opportunities for intervention and suggestions for promoting well-being at work.

Keywords : malaise at work; quality of work life; public agency; working organization; working conditions.

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