Condições de trabalho e stress ocupacional dos profissionais de saúde
: comparação entre o primeiro confinamento e o período posterior

  • Maria João Carvalho Correia de Vieira Mendes (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


This study aims to understand to what extent the working conditions to which health professionals are exposed daily (work overload and the availability of PPE) will affect the oc cupational stress of these workers. As these conditions have changed very significantly with the advent of COVID-19, it becomes important to understand the differences between the first confinement and the current one. This research has a sample of 114 health professionals and all the data was collected through online and physical questionnaires. To test the hypotheses, linear regressions and t-tests for independent samples were performed using IBM SPSS Sta tistics 23. According to the analyses performed the results show that, contrary to what was predicted, overload does not explain a significant part of occupational stress in health profes sionals, but in opposition, it was proven that the availability of PPE negatively predicts work stress, although this relationship does not show significant differences between the two time periods.
Date of Award12 Jul 2022
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorFilipa Sobral (Supervisor)


  • Covid­-19
  • Excessive workload
  • PPE availability
  • Occupational stress


  • Mestrado em Psicologia e Desenvolvimento de Recursos Humanos

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