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Multiple risk factors for violence to seven occupational groups in the Swedish caring sector
National Institute for Working Life and Karolinska Institutet.
Department of Psychology, Stockholm University.
National Institute for Working Life and Karolinska Institutet.
2003 (English)In: Relations Industrielles - Industrial Relations, ISSN 0034-379X, E-ISSN 1703-8138, Vol. 58, no 2, p. 202-231Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Violence towards health-care personnel represent an in-creasing problem, but little is known in terms of how differentoccupational groups are affected. A questionnaire was sent to astratified sample of 2,800 of 173,000 employees in the Swedishmunicipal health and welfare sector. Seven major groups workingwith the elderly or persons with developmental disabilities wereconsidered: administrators, nursing specialists, supervisors, directcarers, nursing auxiliaries, assistant nurses, and personal assist-ants. The response rate was 85 percent. Fifty-one percent ofrespondents reported exposure to violence or threats of violenceover one year. The most vulnerable groups were assistant nursesand direct carers (usually of the developmentally disabled). Indi-vidual characteristics, such as age and organizational tenure, wererelated to exposure. Work-related characteristics, such as type ofworkplace, working full-time with clients, organizationaldownsizing, and high workload, were also associated with risk.Greater knowledge of impacts on different professional groups andrelevant prevention are required.

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2003. Vol. 58, no 2, p. 202-231
Keywords [en]
Violence, workplace, occupational group
Keywords [fr]
La violence au travail
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-21712DOI: 10.7202/007302arOAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-21712DiVA, id: diva2:711205
Available from: 2014-04-09 Created: 2014-04-09 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved

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