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Investigando a saúde mental de trabalhadores: as relações entre suporte organizacional, satisfação e sentimentos de prazer e sofrimento no trabalho

by Prado, Claudio Gonçalves

Abstract (Summary)
Literature has shown the importance of the studies concerning the mental health of workers, and, recently, about well-being at work. So, this study has the objective totest a model which predicted the job satisfaction (as indicator of work well-being) as direct antecedent of feelings of pleasure and suffering at work, while pay, day s work and a perceived organizational support were indirect antecedents. The sample was composed by 224 workers, entailed to several incumbents in different organizations, who participated of the research in a voluntary way. To test the model, eight sequential enter regression analysis were used. The results indicated the block of variables concerning job satisfaction was in a position of direct antecedent, while the block of variables pay, day s work and perceived organizational support was in a position of indirect antecedent for the four dependent variables of pleasure and suffering at work. These results confirmed the predicted model. Next, stepwise regression analysis were calculated to verify the best predictors of the dependent variables of pleasure an suffering at work. The results identified: (1) day s work waseliminated of all the models, while perceived organizational support remained as regressioner in all factors of job satisfaction; (2) the pleasure s factor accomplishmenthas as predictors work s way and pay satisfaction, both were explained by support and pay; (3) the pleasure s factor liberty was as predictors pay s satisfaction, explained by support and pay, and co-workers, boss and promotion satisfaction, explained just by support; (4) the suffering s factor devaluation was as predictors work s way and pay satisfaction, both explained by support and pay, and co-workers satisfaction by support; (5) the suffering s factor wearing was as predictors work s way and pay satisfaction, both explained by support and pay, and co-workers andboss satisfaction by support. These results were showned, considering the impact of sociodemographics and psychological variables on the explanation of feelings ofpleasure and suffering at work. In discussion and conclusion, sugestions were made with all importance of research.
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Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Maria do Carmo Fernandes Martins; Sinésio Gomide Junior; Mirlene Maria Matias Siqueira

School:Universidade Federal de Uberlândia

School Location:Brazil

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:Pleasure and suffering at work Well-being in Job satisfaction Perceived organizational support

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Date of Publication:06/03/2005

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