Paid work, unpaid work in the home and social support are important elements of the social production of health and illness, though their combined effects on both women and men have only recently become a focus of research.
This paper examines their association with the health problems of nurses, presenting data from a survey of a proportional random sample of 2285 male and female nurses registered in the Province of Ontario.
The data are first analysed for the full sample and then multiple regression analyses are run separately for male and female Registered Nurses.
The demands of paid work (overload, exposure to hazards), unpaid work (time pressures, caring for a dependent adult) and overall stress in life are associated with greater health problems.
There is also evidence of significant links between social support and health.
A poor relationship with a supervisor is associated with health problems.
On the other hand, enjoying a confiding relationship with a friend and having up to 4 children reduces the likelihood of experiencing health problems.
The features of nursing associated with fewer health problems are challenge, satisfaction with work and working under 20 hours a week.
Several common themes emerge in the analyses of women and men : overload, hazard exposure, satisfaction with work, having 3-4 children and level of overall stress in life. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Santé, Activité professionnelle, Stress, Emploi, Rémunération, Satisfaction, Support social, Milieu familial, Infirmier, Homme, Sexe, Canada, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Médecine travail, Personnel sanitaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health, Professional activity, Stress, Employment, Remuneration, Satisfaction, Social support, Family environment, Nurse, Human, Sex, Canada, North America, America, Occupational medicine, Health staff
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0056669
Code Inist : 002B30B02B. Création : 21/05/1997.