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Volume 4
Issue 4
Online publication date 2010-12-10
Title Insights into the occupational pressure of women health professionals
Author Siew Yim Loh
Abstract Annual audit of occupational pressure of women health professionals provides the needed evidence to ameliorate pressure at work. The aim is to understand the occupational pressure of women health professionals. A cross-sectional study (n=147) was conducted on seven professions in a large public hospital, using the Pressure Management Inventory. The results (with a response rate of 84%) show that the top sources of occupational pressures were - Relationship, Personal-Responsibility, Daily-Hassles, Organizational-Climate and Recognition. Regression analyses were conducted in order to determine which of these occupational pressures predict the outcome of pressures. Relationship was the key significant predictor. The outcomes of occupational pressure were - Job-Dissatisfaction, Organizational Dissatisfaction, Organizational Insecurity and low Organizational Commitment. This study is the first large study providing a valuable insight into the occupational pressure of women health professionals. Further follow-up studies are needed to ameliorate occupational pressure so as to enhance the health, wellbeing and work participation of women health professionals.
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Keywords Women, health profession, organizational sources of pressure, relationship
Pages 80-90
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