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Title: Assessment of Psychosocial Risk Factors in Lithuanian Construction Companies
Authors: Urnikytė, Laura
Kaminskas, Kazys Algirdas
Keywords: psychosocial factor
burnout syndrome
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Vilniaus Gedimino technikos universitetas
Citation: Urnikytė, L.; Kaminskas, K. A. 2010. Assessment of psychosocial risk factors in Lithuanian construction companies, in The 10th International Conference “Modern Building Materials, Structures and Techniques”: Selected papers, Vol. 2. Ed. by P. Vainiūnas, E. K. Zavadskas, May 19–21, 2010, Lithuania. Vilnius: Technika, 1322–1327.
Abstract: Psychosocial factors cause stress at work, which after general tiredness and back pains, takes the third place in the European Union of all the most common health problems related to work. Companies in construction field are no exception. Workers are experiencing not only physical but also psychical pressure as they regularly have to work to meet a deadline and in hazardous work environment. The aim of this paper was to examine the manifestation of psychosocial risk factors and to identify the causes of emerge in order to provide against these factors. The research was performed using two questionnaires. An assessment of stress at work according to psychosocial work factors and stressful reactions of worker was used to create first questionnaire. The second questionnaire was used according to burnout syndrome. A total of 5 companies have participated of 57 subjects. The study revealed that workers are feeling the biggest stress when their opinions are not taking into account and when they do have to rush while doing their tasks. Furthermore, younger married males without higher education are influenced by psychosocial risk factors the most. In general, this kind of risk factors is not judged very seriously in Lithuanian companies and especially in construction and need to be more highlighted and estimated. This research will give the basic knowledge of psychosocial risk factors, possible solutions and vulnerable people groups.
ISBN: 978-9955-28-594-6
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