Patrícia Lopes Costa

Patrícia Lopes Costa
Universidade Católica Portuguesa | UCP · School of Business and Economics

PhD

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June 2010 - present
ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa
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Publications (30)
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Research has shown that work engagement, both at the individual and team levels, is relevant to understand employee performance and well-being. Nonetheless, there is no theoretical model that explains the development of work engagement in teams that takes into consideration what is already known about team dynamics and processes. This study address...
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This article presents an empirical validation of the construct of team work engagement. Two different samples were used to test the hypotheses. Results from convergent and discriminant validity are presented as well as confirmatory factor analysis that explores the construct’s factor structure. Results support the idea that team- and individual-lev...
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In this article, we discuss the individual employee's role in the development of his/her job burnout. We review the antecedents and consequences of burnout, and propose a model with chronic burnout as a moderator of daily functioning in the workplace. Specifically, we argue that chronic burnout strengthens the loss cycle of daily job demands, daily...
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During the last 30 years, significant debate has taken place regarding multilevel research. However, the extent to which multilevel research is overtly practiced remains to be examined. This paper analyzes ten years of organizational research within a multilevel framework (from 2001 to 2011). The goals of this paper are a) to understand what has be...
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Purpose This paper aims to test if team reflexivity is a countermeasure to the detrimental effect of team virtuality on team performance improvement, in decision-making teams. Design/methodology/approach Study 1 regarded 210 individuals ( N = 44 teams) executing five decision-making tasks. Study 2 regarded 60 individuals ( N = 20 teams) executing...
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The current COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted an ongoing phenomenon: Virtual Teams (VTs) are now a ubiquitous feature of organizations. This undeniable transformation of the way individuals and teams work brings challenges for vital team processes, including coordination, information exchange, and interpersonal relationships, as well as for many ot...
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Health professionals are at high risk for developing burnout symptoms. Directed at reducing the organizational variables affecting professionals' burnout, an action research was developed in a specific sector of a large hospital, with 59 doctors, 66 nurses, and 42 ancilliary professionals. Researchers conducted 11 interviews, one focus group, and 2...
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Na última década em Portugal assistimos à explosão do número de estudos acerca dos fatores psicológicos e contextuais que antecedem a eficácia das equipas em ambientes de trabalho complexos e extremos. Esta investigação tem-se centrado em torno dos aspetos comportamentais (e.g. coordenação, liderança), cognitivos (e.g. modelos mentais partilhados,...
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Purpose The purpose of this study is to explore the military team members’ (mid-senior multinational officers’) perceptions of shared leadership and analyze the facilitation of shared leadership in military teams. Design/methodology/approach The sample size was 20 interviewees that participants must hold leadership positions at the mid-senior mana...
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The current study builds on the non-linear Dynamic Systems (NDS) perspective to test the assumption that change in sickness absenteeism is non-linear, and that such change is due to workload, team adaptability and task cohesion. Participants were 37 firefighter teams (n = 250 individuals) from a main European capital city. The research hypotheses w...
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This article presents the outcomes of a qualitative study involving users of public transportation in the metropolitan area of Lisbon in order to obtain a deeper understanding of attitudes towards public transport and to explore perceptions of the public transport service. It is important to know what people think and feel about public transport so...
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Background: Healthcare workers are exposed to many different occupational stressors, some of which are related to their working conditions. While the experience of stress seems to depend on individual perceptions, some characteristics of inpatient units might influence the occurrence of emotional exhaustion among nurses. Objective: The aim of th...
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When teams need to adapt in a context of extreme time scarcity, they may either paralyze, maintain the previous plan, or improvise a new plan. The latter phenomenon consists of improvised team adaptation. Being a recent concept, little is known about how teams can adapt effectively in times of need, and how they can produce knowledge from these pro...
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Purpose The aim of this study is to describe work-engaged teams in terms of interpersonal interaction. Design/methodology/approach Six teams (N = 31 individuals) were videotaped during a decision-making task, for one hour. Based on a priori defined categories, the authors coded the videos in terms of the degree of interaction between team members,...
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No final do século XIX Portugal inverteu o milenar processo de desarborização e iniciou uma rápida expansão da área florestal, um processo designado por " transição florestal ". No entanto, depois de 1970 o equivalente a metade da área do país foi percorrido pelo fogo e o inventário florestal nacional de 2010 reflete um decréscimo da superfície flo...
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Objectives Within an underlying health-impairing process, work stressors exhaust employees’ mental and physical resources and lead to exhaustion/burnout and to health problems, with health-impairing behaviors being one of the potential mechanisms, linking burnout to ill health. The study aims to explore the associations between burnout and fast foo...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to test whether work engagement can be predicted by two core dimensions, energy and involvement, both at the individual and team levels. Design/methodology/approach – Based on the circumplex model of affective well-being (Russell, 1980), the authors propose the work engagement grid and collect data on individ...
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Introdução:- Os fatores indutores de stress em hospitais poderão estar relacionados com a profissão de enfermagem e as exigências emocionais inerentes ou com as condições em que a prestação de cuidados é efetuada. Objetivos: Identificar os principais fatores de stress em enfermeiros e caracterizar a sua intensidade. Métodos: Foi realizada uma entre...
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This article focuses on team conflict's direct influence on both team work engagement and team performance, as well as on its moderator role in the relationship between team resources and team work engagement and in the relationship between team work engagement and team performance. Data were collected from 82 research teams and team leaders, using...
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Purpose – The purpose of this article was to examine how individual positive emotions and team work engagement (TWE) relate to the perceptions of team viability. Design/methodology/approach – A total of 254 teams (N = 1,154 individuals) participated in this study, and a multilevel analysis was conducted of the effects of individual and team-level...
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We explore in which extent the notion of a reconfigurable vehicle, presented as an innovation, is an anticipated need given the current patterns of vehicle occupancy. The main goals of this study are: (i) Identify latent needs towards vehicle purchase choices and use; (ii) Characterize the individual perceptions about car use, in general; (iii) Cha...
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The European Project “Participative Prevention of Psychosocial Emergent Risks in SME's” (VS/2014/0053) aimed to transfer knowledge on psychosocial risks prevention to a number of stakeholders with a specific emphasis on SMEs. Psychosocial risks focus aspects of work design and the organisation and management of work, and their social contexts, whi...
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Health care professionals deal on a daily basis with several job demands - emotional, cognitive, organizational and physical. They must also ensure high quality care to their patients. The aim of this study is to analyse the impact of job demands on quality of care and to investigate team (backup behaviors) and individual (positivity ratio) process...
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Ema Sacadura Leite1,2,3, Luís Mendonça Galaio1, Maria Ana Frazão1, António de Sousa Uva2,3, Ana Castillo Saiz1, Olena Shapovalova1, Susana Consciência1, Tiago Matoso1, Patrícia Costa4, Ana Passos4 1 Occupational Health Department of Hospital de Santa Maria – Lisbon (Portugal) 2 National School of Public Health /New University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Po...
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EMOTIONAL EXHAUSTION AND IMUNE RESPONSE TO INFLUENZA VACCINE: IS THERE ANY INFLUENCE? Ema Sacadura-Leite1,2,3, António Sousa-Uva 2,3 Helena Rebelo-de-Andrade4,5, Sancha Ferreira1, Regina Rocha1, Ana Passos6, Patrícia Costa6 1 Occupational Health Department of Hospital de Santa Maria – Lisbon (Portugal) 2 National School of Public Health /New Unive...
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Os Recursos Humanos e a Medicina do Trabalho são centrais para a promoção da saúde no contexto organizacional. Este trabalho visa estudar as perceções de stress no trabalho destes profissionais, e baseia-se nas teorias leigas e na teoria da atribuição. Procurou-se explorar os significados atribuídos ao conceito de stress, causas, consequências e fo...
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Health care professionals deal on a daily basis with several job demands – emotional, cognitive, organizational and physical. They must also ensure high quality care to their patients. The aim of this study is to analyse the impact of job demands on quality of care and to investigate team (backup behaviors) and individual (positivity ratio) process...
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Objectives: The main goal of this study is to explore what is meant by "quality of care" (QoC) by both health professionals and patients. This research also intends to compare the perspectives of nurses, doctors and patients in order to understand whether these different actors share similar views on what represents QoC. Design and methods: A qu...
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Os Recursos Humanos e a Medicina do Trabalho são centrais para a promoção da saúde no contexto organizacional. Este trabalho visa estudar as percepções de stress no trabalho destes profissiomais, e baseia-se nas teorias leigas e na teoria da atribuição. Procurou-se explorar os significados atribuídos ao conceito de stress, causas, consequências e f...

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I am looking for qualitative data analysis software that allows to convert coded data into SDIS, other than Interact and The Observer X.
Do you know if MaxQDA or Atlas.ti could do it?
Thank you in advance! :)

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