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Salaried Workers’ Self-Perceived Health and Psychosocial Risk in Guayaquil, Ecuador

Version 1 : Received: 10 November 2020 / Approved: 12 November 2020 / Online: 12 November 2020 (12:15:25 CET)

How to cite: Gómez-García, A.R.; Portalanza-Chavarría, C.A.; Arias-Ulloa, C.A.; Espinoza-Samaniego, C.E. Salaried Workers’ Self-Perceived Health and Psychosocial Risk in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Preprints 2020, 2020110345 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202011.0345.v1). Gómez-García, A.R.; Portalanza-Chavarría, C.A.; Arias-Ulloa, C.A.; Espinoza-Samaniego, C.E. Salaried Workers’ Self-Perceived Health and Psychosocial Risk in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Preprints 2020, 2020110345 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202011.0345.v1).

Abstract

Self-perceived health is an important indicator of occupational health. This research explores the relationship between poor self-perceived health and exposure to psychosocial risk factors, taking into account potential socio-demographic, occupational and employment determinants. Using data from the First Survey of Occupational Safety and Health Conditions covering 1049 salaried workers in Guayaquil, Ecuador descriptive and stratified binary logistic regression analyses (Odds Ratios with corresponding 95% confidence intervals) were carried out. No significant relationship was found between exposure to psychosocial risk factors and the probability of presenting poor self-perceived health by socio-demographic, occupational and employment characteristics. Occupational exposure factors to psychosocial risks are predictors of self-perceived ill health and are related to the variables analyzed; the most frequently expressed factors among the respondents were Cognitive Demands (DGOG) and Job Insecurity (IL). The results have implications in terms of designing effective workplace interventions pursuant of ensuring the health and wellbeing of employee.

Subject Areas

Self-perceived health; Psychosocial risks; Determining factors; Workplaces; Ecuador.

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