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Background Depression is one of the most serious yet understudied issues among Bangladeshi nurses, bringing health dangers to this workforce. This study aimed to investigate how workplace violence (WPV), bullying, burnout, and job satisfaction are correlated with depression and identify the factors associated with depression among Bangladeshi nurse...
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The aim of this study was to analyse the content of online reviews posted by hospital employees on job websites for themes of organisational culture. 103 anonymous online reviews across three job websites, posted by hospital employees of four hospitals within an Australian health network were extracted. Reviews had been posted across a period of si...
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This paper tries to analyze the Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP) from the time of the beginning of the scheme. Understanding the TSP budgeting, allocation, and spending has been done with a detailed study. I also related the same with poverty and suicide and TSP's impact on the livelihood of the tribals. [This paper was submitted in CISLS, SSS, JNU as a term...
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This article analyzes the right to collective bargaining of platform workers. While access to this right is guaranteed for platform workers who are classified as employees, such access is more debatable for self-employed platform workers. The article, therefore, analyzes ILO standards, CJEU judgments, and European Commission proposals that could un...
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This article explores the challenges faced by working-class environmentalism through the case study of the industrial decline of Porto Marghera’s petrochemical complex, in Venice, Italy. It argues that there is a class dimension in environmentalist struggles in both workplaces and communities. Workplace-centred struggles are conflicts over the cond...
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This article discusses how Brazilian platform workers experience and respond to platform scams through three case studies. Drawing from digital ethnographic research, vlogs/interviews of workers, and literature review, we argue for a conceptualization of “platform scam” that focuses on multiple forms of platform dishonesty and uncertainty. We chara...
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In addition to restrictions in training companies, vocational schools were also closed due to the coronavirus pandemic in Germany. After the unexpected first lockdown, it was the challenge of all those involved to draw lessons from the emergent weaknesses in the system and to prepare for further school closures. These preparations primarily involve...
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The relationship between working conditions and the development of collective solidarity has been much debated in sociology over the past century. The article contributes to this debate by exploring two recent cases of worker mobilization in the context of the Italian platform economy, concerning Amazon delivery drivers and food delivery couriers....
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Introduction Pregnant women experience early labour with different physical and emotional symptoms. Early admission to hospital has been found to be associated with increased intervention and caesarean section rates. However, primiparous women often contact the hospital before labour progresses because they encounter difficulties coping with sympto...
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Objectives The objective of this study was to: 1.Establish the median gestational age of spontaneous labour for low-risk nulliparas 2.Examine the variation in mode of delivery and short-term neonatal outcomes with gestation at onset of spontaneous labour Study DesignThis is a retrospective observational cohort study conducted at a tertiary obstetri...
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This book analyses the economic and social impact of the COVID-19 crisis with special focus on India and other developing nations. Research on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic necessitates a wide range of data. Even without the addition of COVID-specific questions, repeat polls, retrospective surveys, and demographic registries are valuable for...
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This paper presents the importance of the informed and nuanced distinction and use of the terms “emotion work” and “emotional labour” when referring to interspecies work. When emotional labour is acknowledged as a professional skill across species, two realities can be recognised and therefore acted upon. Firstly, it clarifies that emotional labour...
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The article analyses the role of Solidarity trade union experts during the years 1980-81 in negotiations aimed at implementing social and economic aspects of the workers' demands from August 1980. In order to understand the activity of the Center for Social and Labor Studies and its programme in matters of economic and social policy, one must remem...
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The idea of Happiness at Work is drawn from psychology and economic studies. It is often considered as a synonym with ‘wellbeing’ and defined as a state characterized by a high level of life satisfaction, a high level of positive emotions, and less negative emotions. This research aims to validate the Happiness at Work scale in the Indonesian conte...
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This article provides an overview of theoretical and empirical efforts to understand the multiple dimensions enabling and hindering (transnational) labour organising in the context of globalised production. It situates the contributions to this special issue in the broader debate on the role of labour and workers’ agency in global value chains and...
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In this commentary, we call upon critical labour scholars, including labour geographers, to feature what sociologist Palmer called the ‘thrust of efficiency’ more centrally in their work. We put forth that the push for efficiency, as made possible by digital technology, needs to be analysed in terms of its historical lineage as well as in terms of...
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This study aimed to validate the recently developed Occupational Depression Inventory (ODI) in South Africa. A total of 327 employees (60% female) participated in the study. Bifactor exploratory structural equation modeling analysis indicated that the ODI can be considered essentially unidimensional. The ODI displayed strong scalability (e.g., scal...
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Introduction: Work-related musculoskeletal disorder (WMSD) is a leading causes of occupational injury and disability among drivers and workers in the transport industry. This study evaluated the ergonomically assessed WMSD and its determinants among Nigerian commercial mini bus drivers (BD) and mini bus conductors (BC). Method: A total of 379 pa...
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Introduction The attitudes of healthcare staff towards patients’ safety, including awareness of the risk for adverse events, are significant elements of an organization’s safety culture. Aim of research To evaluate nurses and physicians’ attitudes towards factors influencing hospitalized patient safety. Materials and methods The research included...
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Chapter for Encyclopedia of Labour Studies, forthcoming.
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Social movement studies and labour scholarship have been developed as separate research fields, the former exploring the mobilizations of the so-called 'new' social movements, the latter the 'old' labour movements. However, such a sharp disciplinary distinction does not do justice to the interwoven character that social mobilizations may often take...
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This article is about the prevalence of child labour among school children in pondicherry .
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Objective To review the impact of clinical supervision of post-registration/qualification healthcare professionals on healthcare organisational outcomes. Background Clinical supervision is a professional support mechanism that benefits patients, healthcare professionals and healthcare organisations. Whilst evidence is growing on the impact of clin...
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Background Coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) is a newly emerging pandemic affecting more than 120 million people globally. Compliance with preventive practices is the single most effective method to overcome the disease. Although several studies have been conducted regarding COVID-19, data on healthcare provider’s adherence to COVID-19 preventive p...
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Introducción: el objetivo de esta aproximación científica fue validar mediante el análisis factorial confirmatorio un modelo de medida para determinar la importancia percibida sobre la inclusión laboral de personas con discapacidad, en empleados que trabajan o se relacionan durante el desarrollo de sus funciones con colaboradores en condición de di...
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Rigorous healthcare design research is critical to inform design decisions that improve human experience. Current limitations in the field include a lack of consistent and valid measures that provide feedback about the role of the built environment in producing desirable outcomes. Research findings about nurses’ efficiency, quality of care, and sat...
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Background There is an increasing transition rate of experienced clinical nurses from practice to academia. When nurses transition from practice to academia for the right reasons, it culminates in job satisfaction and retention. Thus, understanding what attracts clinical nurses to academia is an important consideration for employing and retaining c...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has affected job satisfaction among healthcare workers; yet this has not been empirically examined in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). We addressed this gap by examining job satisfaction and associated factors among healthcare workers in Ghana and Kenya during the COVID-19 pandemic. We conducted a cross-sectional study with healthcar...
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From its beginnings, the sociology of work in South Africa has been preoccupied with three enduring themes: skill/deskilling, racism in the workplace, and Fordism/racial Fordism. With the advent of democracy in the 1990s there was a shift away from studying the labour process. We argue in this article that there has been a return to taking seriousl...
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This article explores how people have reconfigured their dis/connective repertoires during COVID-19 pandemic-related lockdowns. Relying on a media ecology approach and on 45 interviews carried out in different parts of the world, it tackles two limitations of the digital discon-nection literature, namely social media reductionism and universalism,...
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This chapter critically reviews André Gorz’s thinking, in particular his labour-based political ecology, to argue that it belongs within environmental labour studies as a cutting-edge field of inquiry. Based on Gorz’s theoretical toolkit, it discusses the historical transformation of the link between capitalist development, natural environment and...
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Environmental labour studies has grown into a research area with multiple studies of working-class environmentalism, predominantly in the Global North. To encourage comparative research and global political alliances this handbook includes environmental struggles of Indigenous populations, subsistence farmers, fisherfolk and commoners. The introduc...
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Background Kaizen—a management technique increasingly employed in health care—enables employees, regardless of their hierarchy level, to contribute to the improvement of their organization. The approach puts special emphasis on frontline employees because it represents one of their main opportunities to participate directly in decision making. In t...
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The transport sector is the major contributor to accelerating CO 2 emissions, with the highest proportion stemming from road transport and passenger cars. At the same time, the automotive industry drives economic growth, contributes to state revenues and is an important employer. This article departs from this so-called jobs-versus-environment dile...
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Background: Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) is defined as the loss of 500ml of blood or more from the vagina following vaginal birth or 1000ml following caesarean delivery. The third stage of labour is the period between the delivery of the baby and the delivery of the placenta and membranes and its management is central to the prevention of postpartu...
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The pace-of-life hypothesis is a socio-psychological theory postulating that citizens of different cities transact the business of life at varying paces, and this pace is associated with a number of population level variables. Here we apply the pace-of-life hypothesis to a hospital context to empirically test the association between pace and patien...
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As a matter of balance of the contributions joined in the Dossier, this final word draws a comprehensive picture of the issues discussed by the authors and raises some questions pointing to a possible agenda for current labor studies. First, it sparks reflections going in the sense of discussing the actual meaning of what is to be considered either...
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The concept of just transition came to prominence in the USA during the 1990s. Currently, it is used by some unions, while most prefer to focus on green industrial policy. This chapter traces the trajectory of just transition in the USA since the 1980s through the life histories of five unionists. Their views and work reflect the main approaches to...
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On the labor studies fieldwork, nature has not been too much considered to explain the determinants o f labor agency. This underestimation can be problematic when labor relations are studied in natural resources industry. Using secondary data and interviews, this article analyzes the impact of nature on the labor agency by comparing the fishing and...
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En las últimas décadas ha cobrado gran importancia a nivel global las tendencias a la flexibilización y precarización laboral así como la diversificación y multiplicación de las formas de trabajo. Estas tendencias comienzan a moldear un complejo, heterogéneo y nuevo panorama para las pretensiones de estabilidad y bienestar social que han sido gener...
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Job satisfaction has gained increasing interest in the world of work and a vast field of research has been stimulated regarding its antecedents. Among these, personality traits have received consistent and significant attention, with a particular emphasis on conscientiousness. To delve deeper and detail these aspects, in the present research, a mod...
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Creative labour scholars have theorized precarity and informality in creative work through westernized lenses that often approach them as a deviation from the ideal welfare work environments. In such studies, precarity and informality are explained as exploitative industrial practices and are described as causes of increasing individualization of c...
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Volume Two, Issue Two of Sri Lanka Journal of Management Studies (SLJMS) has been released. Sri Lanka Journal of Management (SLJMS) is a bi-annual, peer-reviewed International Journal published by the Faculty of Management Studies, The Open University of Sri Lanka. SLJMS provides a seamless opportunity for scholars to engage in the development of t...
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Most studies on motivation to work concentrate on its environmental and situational antecedents. Individual values are not the point of interest of empirical analyses. The aim of the research described in the paper was to seek possible relationships between work ethic and motivation to work. A hypothesis was put forward that work ethic, in the clas...
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Well-being is a major issue among health care professionals, especially physicians. Less job satisfaction and impaired health can have an impact on health care quality. Our aim was to examine the association of stressors (illegitimate tasks) and health related resources (work-related sense of coherence; recovery experience) with life satisfaction,...
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Encouraging insights in the face of global turmoil: case studies from five continents illustrate the central role of organized workers in struggles against authoritarianism, fascism, and dictatorships. Across the world, authoritarianism is on the rise, as a look at Donald Trump, Recep Erdoğan, Jair Bolsonaro, Viktor Orbán, and a host of other head...
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This essay reviews the following works: Politicized Enforcement in Argentina: Labor and Environmental Regulation. By Matthew Amengual. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2018. Pp. vii + 285. $110.00 hardcover. ISBN: 9781107135833. Walmart in the Global South: Workplace Culture, Labor Politics, and Supply Chains. Edited by Carolina Bank Muñoz, Br...
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This paper explores the association between job satisfaction and gender for workers with disabilities, using data from the Panel Survey of Employment for the Disabled, which interviews officially registered persons with disabilities in Korea. To take full advantage of the longitudinal data, we apply random-effects ordered probit models to investiga...
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Background High turnover among healthcare workers is an increasingly common phenomenon in hospitals worldwide, especially in intensive care units (ICUs). In addition to the serious financial consequences, this is a major concern for patient care (disrupted continuity of care, decreased quality and safety of care, increased rates of medication error...
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Background Workplace experience, defined as the evaluation of the work environment and performance, and a characteristic of workplace culture, can influence an employee’s work-life balance. Most carer-employees, who combine paid full-time work and informal caregiving responsibilities, struggle to maintain a healthy work-life balance. Caregiver-Frie...
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This research contributes to the limited literature concerning the determinants of loneliness at work, as well as to the literature on psychological outcomes associated with temporary work. More specifically, we are adding to the literature by exploring whether there is an association between working temporarily and loneliness at work and whether l...
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This study aims to evaluate the effects of leader-member exchange (LMX) on job and life satisfaction among nurses in China and to examine the mediating effect of individual and collaborative job crafting between LMX and job and life satisfaction. The study recruited 263 nurses who worked in hospitals in Zhejiang province, China. A set of self-admin...
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The impact of the physical workplace on behaviors and attitudes at work is a much-studied topic. Major research streams over the last decades investigated either satisfaction with offices in relation to physical comfort, or how layout decisions influenced interaction and collaboration in the workplace with a focus on open-plan offices. Rather littl...
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Objectives: Using the person-environment (PE) fit theory, this study aims to explore factors affecting medical professionals' job satisfaction, turnover intention, and professional efficacy, and to examine individual characters associated with PE fit. Design and methods: This study used data from the sixth National Health Service Survey conducte...
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Openness toward organizational change is central to employees' responses to organiza-tions' strategic actions. This study aims to assess the validity evidence of the Openness Toward Organizational Change Scale (OTOCS) by examining the internal structure of the measure (e.g., dimensionality, reliability, measurement invariance) and its relations wit...
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Learning from the work of artist and maker, Effy Harle and cofounder of The DisOrdinary Architecture Project, Jos Boys, Manual Labours (Sophie Hope and Jenny Richards) critically examine an excerpt of their conversation from the podcast series The Global Staffroom Podcasts which reflects on experiences of and relationships to the staffroom both as...
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Reflexiones sobre el proceso previo a la queja introducida en el marco del capítulo... Este artículo describe el proceso detrás de la presentación de la queja introducida ante la Oficina de Asuntos de Comercio y Trabajo (OTLA) bajo los capítulos 17 (trabajo) y 21 (solución de controversias) del Acuerdo de Promoción Comercial entre Estados Unidos y...
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Induced labour is one in which pregnancy is terminated artificially, any time after fetal viability is attained by a method that aims to secure vaginal delivery. It is one of the important procedures in obstetrics. The key factor for a successful induction is the cervical status, consistency and dilatation which is determined by the Bishop’s score....
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This paper is based on research with environmentally engaged trade unionists in India. It follows their trajectories into the trade union and explores their environmental engagements. A short presentation of the history of Indian trade unionism, aims to understand its ‘multi-unionism’. Analysing three exemplary life-histories of unionists, their mo...
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This paper is based on research with environmentally engaged trade unionists in India. It follows their trajectories into the trade union and explores their environmental engagements. A short presentation of the history of Indian trade unionism, aims to understand its ‘multi-unionism’. Analysing three exemplary life-histories of unionists, their mo...
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Healthcare professionals provide paid care at work and potentially have caregiving responsibilities outside of work; work responsibilities in addition to child and/or elder care is considered double- or triple-duty care. Employees may experience conflict and/or enrichment as their work and family responsibilities interface. This study’s purpose is...
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Incivilities are pervasive among workers in healthcare institutions. Previously identified effects include deterioration of employee physical and mental health, absenteeism, burnout, and turnover, as well as reduced patient safety and quality of care. This study documented factors related to organizational civility at an academic health sciences ce...
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Introduction Medical personnel is an occupational group that is especially prone to secondary traumatic stress. The factors conditioning its occurrence include organizational and work-related factors, as well as personal features and traits. The aim of this study was to determine Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS) indicators in a group of medical per...
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Background: It is essential to provide safe healthcare in complex, difficult, and quickly changing conditions. The quality of healthcare services directly influences the safety of both the patients and staff. Understanding healthcare staff attitudes toward safety in the healthcare delivery context is foundational for building a culture of safety....
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Gender bias in employment is not a new phenomenon. The historical devalued status of women and equity-seeking groups preserved in cultural and social gendered roles permeates the workplace and contributes to institutional structures which are fashioned by and reproduced through traditional norms and mores relegating women and equity-seeking groups...
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The traditional industrial relations approach – focused on the state, employers and unions as main actors – faces severe limits in its capacity to analyse labour conflict in the face of the specific forms of labour regulation in the Global South. This contribution argues that a solid theoretical framework for Global Labour Studies requires a critiq...
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IntroductionQuality work environment has been established as a marker of employee value creation. A plethora of qualitative evidence suggested that sustained focus on employee satisfaction through changes in the work environment, communication of patient-centered care strategic vision, management of staff workload, and workplace social support are...
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Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) in Vietnam pioneered the practice of clinical pharmacy; however, hospitals in HCMC have faced numerous challenges that might influence the job satisfaction of clinical pharmacists (CPs). Additionally, there have been no official statistics about clinical pharmacy activities that have been reported so far. Therefore, this stu...
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Background and purpose Organizations strive to increase the work engagement of their employees, as engaged employees are more productive employees, but often neglect the significant effects of work-family balance on work engagement. Numerous studies confirm the importance of work-family balance and work engagement, but there is lack of research tha...