Gender differences in self-reported physical and psychosocial exposures in jobs with both female and male workers

Hooftman, Wendela, van der Beek, Allard, Bongers, Paulien and van Mechelen, Willem (2005) Gender differences in self-reported physical and psychosocial exposures in jobs with both female and male workers. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 47 3: 244-252. doi:10.1097/01.jom.0000150387.14885.6b


Author Hooftman, Wendela
van der Beek, Allard
Bongers, Paulien
van Mechelen, Willem
Title Gender differences in self-reported physical and psychosocial exposures in jobs with both female and male workers
Journal name Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1076-2752
1536-5948
Publication date 2005-03-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1097/01.jom.0000150387.14885.6b
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 47
Issue 3
Start page 244
End page 252
Total pages 9
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
Language eng
Subject 1117 Public Health and Health Services
Abstract Objective: The aim was to determine whether men and women with the same job are equally exposed to work-related physical and psychosocial risk factors for musculoskeletal complaints. Methods: Men (n = 491) and women (n = 342) in 8 jobs with both female and male workers completed a questionnaire on exposure to work-related risk factors. Gender, job title, and potential confounders were included in the final statistical models. Separate analyses were performed for desk workers and assembly workers. Results: For most risk factors gender differences in exposure were found. Among desk workers exposures were most often higher for women, which was the opposite for assembly workers. Conclusions: Although exposure assessment relied on self-report, it seems unlikely that gender differences in reporting behavior completely explained gender differences in exposure. Thus, gender differences in exposure are present within the same job.
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status Non-UQ

 
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