TH-P01-102 - MEANINGS ATTRIBUTED TO WORKPLACE VIOLENCE BY WORKERS FROM PUBLIC AND PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS, ARGENTINA

Track:
Violence
What:
Poster Presentation
When:
3 hours 30 minutes
Where:
O'Brien Foyer
Discussion:
0
 
Conflict in organizations
Violence
TH-P01-102
MEANINGS ATTRIBUTED TO WORKPLACE VIOLENCE BY WORKERS FROM PUBLIC AND PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS, ARGENTINA
M. C. Cebey 1 2,*, L. E. Ferrari 2, M. P. Bordalejo 2
1CONICET, 2Instituto de Investigaciones de la Facultad de Psicología, UBA, Buenos Aires, Argentina
 
Content: Purpose: To explore, comparatively, some of the perceptions that workers in public and private organizations have about workplace violence and the meanings attributed to it.
Methodology: The study is of qualitative nature. For this communication some of the findings from the qualitative analysis are presented. 26 semi-structured interviews with workers whose performance is in the public or private sector, with at least six (6) months of seniority in organizations of Buenos Aires City and Greater Buenos Aires, Argentina, were implemented. The analysis of the material is of content type.
Results: Results related to to the category ‘What is labor violence’, which includes three subcategories: a) Authority’s abuse; b) Abuse; c) Rights violations, are exposed and analyzed.
Limitations: The results are limited to the population under study and can’t be generalized. No quantitative findings are presented in this communication.
Practical Implications: It presents the most significant meanings attributed to workplace violence by the population under study. It enables to draw explanatory comparisons between the public and private sector, thus contributing to the layout of specific interventions.
Value: It allows differentiating the perceiving and the attribution of meaning that best represents each sector of the local force from the perspective of its actors, as well as their common aspects and how to tackle the exercise of power abuse and right’s infringements in the workplace. 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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