The Impact of Work Demand and Gender on Occupational and Psychosocial Stress in Hispanic Farmworkers
NLM Title Abbreviation
J Agric Saf Health
Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health
DOI of Published Version
Hispanic farmworkers experience hazardous work conditions, language barriers, poverty, and limited healthcare access that increase their risk for health problems. We sought to characterize occupational and lifestyle stressors in farmworker couples and to examine the impact of seasonal work demand and gender on health outcomes. We administered surveys to 31 couples (N = 62) in May (low work demand) and September (high work demand) of 2012. Measures included acculturation, perceived stress, depressive symptoms, quality of life, decision latitude, support (supervisor, co-worker), and work-family conflict. This population did not report significant differences in stress in low and high work demand times. Women reported more work-family conflict (F = 19.06, p 0.0001; F = 11.28, p = 0.0015) and less supervisor support (F = 6.56, p = 0.0135). Women experienced more conflict between work and family and less support at work. This group reported low depressive symptomology and moderate levels of stress; a subset reported elevated levels.
OAfund, Agricultural workers, Hispanic, Stress
Journal Article Version
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Published Article/Book Citation
J Agric Saf Health. 2017 Apr 26;23(2):109-123. doi: 10.13031/jash.11753.
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