The impact of work demand and gender on occupational and psychosocial stress in Hispanic Farmworkers

Megan TePoel, Diane Rohlman, Meagan Shaw

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Abstract

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 workfamily 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages109-123
Number of pages15
Volume23
No2
Specialist publicationJournal of Agricultural Safety and Health
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

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Communication Barriers
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Life Style
Quality of Life
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Keywords

  • Agricultural workers
  • Hispanic
  • Stress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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The impact of work demand and gender on occupational and psychosocial stress in Hispanic Farmworkers. / TePoel, Megan; Rohlman, Diane; Shaw, Meagan.

In: Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health, Vol. 23, No. 2, 2017, p. 109-123.

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