Psychosocial Risk Factors from the Perception of Women Researchers Belonging to the SNI

  • Blanca Estela Aarun Lopez Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla, México
  • Ana Maria Alejandra Herrera Espinosa PhD, Full-Time Researcher. Project Director Interdisciplinary Center for Graduate Studies, Research and Consulting Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla, México

Abstract

This investigation had the objective to identify the perception of women holding PhD degrees awarded by the National Researchers System (SNI) regarding five work environment psychosocial risk factors, stress, burnout, mobbing, work-family integration and gender. A qualitative research was performed involving six female researchers working in either public or private institutions. A content analysis technique was used to process the information procured through a semi-structured interview. Work-related stress was found to be part of their lives determined by excess of work with subsequent physical and emotional manifestations; burnout and mobbing were not a constant as not all had experienced them; work-family integration had not been achieved, often resulting in conflict particularly at a certain stage of life when children were young; and, finally, with regard to gender, there were negative stereotypes concerning the role in their field of research.

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Published
2018-05-31
How to Cite
Lopez, B. E. A., & Espinosa, A. M. A. H. (2018). Psychosocial Risk Factors from the Perception of Women Researchers Belonging to the SNI. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 14(14), 121. https://doi.org/10.19044/esj.2018.v14n14p121