As condições de trabalho e o stress ocupacional de profissionais de saúde durante a Covid-19
: setor público vs privado

  • Diana Orlanda Pereira Sousa (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


In March 11, 2020 the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 as a pandemic. This virus, spread in a global scale, namely Portugal, contributing decisively to raise the challenges existent in the everyday life of healthcare workers. The present study aimed to analyze the perception of work conditions and levels of occupational stress experienced by healthcare workers in the public and private sectors during the pandemic. It’s a quantitative and transversal study contrived by 97 healthcare workers, associated with the public and private sector. The results revealed that the perceptions of better work conditions and levels of occupational stress don´t differ by sector of activity. Additionally, it was concluded that the physical and material work conditions predict occupational stress, instead of the workload. This study demonstrates that it´s important that the health institutions, either private or public, provide the best material and physical work conditions to their healthcare workers, specially under the demands of the pandemic context.
Date of Award12 Jul 2022
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorFilipa Sobral (Supervisor)


  • Healthcare workers
  • Work conditions
  • Occupational stress
  • Covid-19


  • Mestrado em Psicologia e Desenvolvimento de Recursos Humanos

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