TH-P01-061 - Functions of Work: Perspectives of Organizational Conflict from the Perception of Adult and Young Workers

Track:
Conflict escalation
What:
Poster Presentation
When:
3 hours 30 minutes
Where:
O'Brien Foyer
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0
 
Conflict in organizations
Conflict escalation
TH-P01-061
FUNCTIONS OF WORK: PERSPECTIVES OF ORGANIZATIONAL CONFLICT FROM THE PERCEPTION OF ADULT AND YOUNG WORKERS
L. E. Ferrari 1,*, M. C. Cebey 1, M. P. Bordalejo 1, M. V. Artigas, I. Emanuela
1Instituto de Investigaciones de la Facultad de Psicología, Buenos Aires, Argentina
 
Content: Purpose: To investigate on the meanings of work attributed be a group of workers in Argentine territory.
To explore how psychosocial factors affect workers’ quality of life in aspects like: work requirements, effective/ineffective form of social support and leadership, insecurity and grade of organization’s recognition towards their employees.  
 
Methodology: Empirical descriptive co-relational study with cross-cutting and quantitative approach. Quantitative technique: Questionnaire for the Evaluation of Psychosocial Factors (CEFAP). Sample: voluntary not probabilistic with 580 workers from an organization.
 
Results: Significant differences found between adult and young workers in their experience of work.
The factors that characterize the difficulties of the adult workers are, in order of impact: esteem, labor motivation, and social support and quality of leadership. Whereas the positive factors for this group are: work conditions, insecurity, and job safety.
For the group of young workers the negative factors in their work practices are: social support and quality of leadership, esteem, and symptomatology. Whereas positive factors are: insecurity, work conditions, and labor motivation.
 
Limitations: Relative to the size of the sample and the socio-demographic and cultural characteristics of the labor market.
 
Practical Implications: It provides information about current perceptions, expectations and valuations of work according to ranges ages.
 
Value: It is orientated to the improvement of the quality of labor life.
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

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