Aging and Occupational Health: The State of the Art

A special issue of European Journal of Investigation in Health, Psychology and Education (ISSN 2254-9625).

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Interests: occupational medicine; occupational safety and health; organizational psychology; environmental exposure and health; ergonomics; work-related stress
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Dear Colleagues,

The global working population is quickly aging. Their concurrent exposure to classical and emerging risk factors such as occupational stress could contribute to a general decline of well-being, both psychological and physical, with relevant consequences for work organization and public health. In a scenario of deeply changing work organization, including the rising of the new 4.0 industry, it is crucial to consider these changes both as an opportunity for expert workers to maintain their productive role in the organization and as a possible source of concerns.

In fact, without an adequate continuing training process, elderly workers can suffer from these transformations, which may affect their mental health and reduce their work ability. For these reasons, there is a need to investigate the effects of these changes in work organization especially in elderly workers, also focusing on improving strategies to manage mental and physical issues and to promote active aging in the working population.

This Special Issue aims to present research findings from health professionals in relation to the promotion of healthy and active aging in the overall workforce.

This Special Issue welcomes manuscripts on the relationship between occupational risk factors and health consequences in the aging working population, along with the underlying mechanisms. Longitudinal studies are preferred, but cross-sectional studies and systematic reviews will also be considered.

Topics of interest include:

  • Aging of the working population and its consequences for organizations;
  • Relationship between new production methods, high technology processes, and the onset of industry 4.0 and the health status of elderly workers;
  • Mental health in the aging working population and cognitive impairment;
  • Organizational strategies to manage workers’ aging and promote active aging;
  • Relationships between occupational risk factors, both classical and emerging ones, and physical and mental health of elderly workers;
  • Design of new dose-response curves based on data from elderly workers;
  • Risk assessment focused on elderly workers.

Prof. Dr. Giulio Arcangeli
Prof. Dr. Gabriela Topa
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Keywords

  • active aging
  • elderly workers
  • work ability
  • fit to work
  • improvement programs
  • non-communicable diseases
  • risk assessment

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Revisiting the Women Workplace Culture Scale: Validation and Psychometric Properties of a Three-Factor Structure in an Iranian Study Sample
by Ferdinando Toscano, Davide Giusino and Tayebe Rahimi Pordanjani
Eur. J. Investig. Health Psychol. Educ. 2020, 10(3), 915-934; https://doi.org/10.3390/ejihpe10030065 - 21 Sep 2020
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This paper describes the validation process of the Persian version of the Women Workplace Culture Scale and provides information about the perception of this culture in an Iranian working environment. A 30-item Persian version of the Women Workplace Culture (WWC) Questionnaire was administered [...] Read more.
This paper describes the validation process of the Persian version of the Women Workplace Culture Scale and provides information about the perception of this culture in an Iranian working environment. A 30-item Persian version of the Women Workplace Culture (WWC) Questionnaire was administered to women working in public departments of the city of Bojnord, Iran (N = 200). As a result of a theory- and data-driven bottom-up empirical approach, a reduced 10-item three-dimensional scale was achieved entailing (I) perceived societal barriers for career development, (II) perceived organizational barriers, and (III) sexual harassment. This parsimonious solution showed satisfactory values of reliability, factorial validity and convergent-discriminant validity analysis based on correlations with the unidimensional 10-item Perceived Stress Scale and the 12-item Career Success Questionnaire. The scale can be used to measure women workplace culture in Iran and other Persian-speaking, Islamic-Arabic countries. It can also constitute a starting point for organizational diagnosis in projects aimed to enhance working women’s occupational health and societal participation. Full article
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