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Working in the same sector, organization and occupation: Similarities and differences in work climate and health complaints among women and men physicians
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology, Work and organizational psychology.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology, Work and organizational psychology. University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology, Work and organizational psychology.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology, Work and organizational psychology.
2016 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The Swedish labor market is gender segregated. This means that gender differences in health can be confounded by factors associated with sector and occupation. Thus, sector and occupation need to be considered when comparing work environment and health between women and men.  This study uses the theoretical model of psychological work climate that specifies the work environment in terms of five dimensions. These five dimensions are characteristics of the job, role, workgroup, leadership and organization. The aim of the present study was to explore similarities and differences between women and men who have similar working conditions (working in the same sector, in the same organization, and in the same occupation). Women and men were compared regarding 1) levels of work climate and health complaints and 2) how the work climate related to health complaints.

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2016.
Keyword [en]
gender, health care, health complaints, physicians, Sweden, work climate
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Psychology
Research subject
Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-137899OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-137899DiVA: diva2:1064889
Conference
Stockholm Stress Center Annual Workshop, Stockholm, Sweden, September 7, 2016
Available from: 2017-01-13 Created: 2017-01-13 Last updated: 2017-01-13

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