Improving the Psychosocial Work Environment at Multi-Ethnic Workplaces: A Multi-Component Intervention Strategy in the Cleaning Industry

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Smith, Louise Hardman; Hviid, Kirsten; Frydendall, Karen Bo; Flyvholm, Mari-Ann;
(2013)
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
  • Journal: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health,volume 10,issue 10,pages4,996-5,010 (issn: 1660-4601, eissn: 1660-4601)
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  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC3823315, doi: 10.3390/ijerph10104996
  • Subject: cleaning | psychosocial work environment | intervention; psychosocial work environment; multi-ethnic workplace; cleaning | R | multi-ethnic workplace | Samhällsvetenskap | Social Sciences | Medicine | intervention | Article

Global labour migration has increased in recent years and immigrant workers are often recruited into low status and low paid jobs such as cleaning. Research in a Danish context shows that immigrants working in the cleaning industry often form social networks based on sh... View more
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