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"Avslagsbeslut": En enkätundersökning om hot och våld bland anställda vid Migrationsverkets förvarsenhet
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Occupational and Public Health Sciences.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Threats and violence, or the risk of being subjected to threats and violence in the workplace, is a major health and safety problems that exists in many professions. To be exposed to threats and violence can have serious consequences for the employee's health but also for the organization in question. The aims of this study was to investigate the prevalence of threats and violence at the Swedish Migration Board detention, and to examine whether there were health problems among employees who may be exposed to threats and violence. A web-based questionnaire was answered by 29 employees (response rate = 51 percent). The results showed that more employees had been exposed to verbal threats (66 percent), compared to physical violence (10 percent), and they showed a greater tendency to report physical violence, as opposed to verbal threats. The participants indicated that factors such as working alone, convey rejection decisions and escape attempts increased the risk of threats and violence. However, the majority of the participants reported that the preventive work, including, alarms, training and available equipment, worked fine. Further everyone reported that they received good support from colleagues when they were subjected to a threat or violent situation. Generally the employees reported that their health was good, which might partly be related to an experience that the preventions worked well at this workplace. Future research should investigate such a relationship.

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Keyword [en]
Occupational diseases, PTSD, Social work, Threat and violence, Workplace violence
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Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-18803Archive number: SGHPK-H14-3OAI: diva2:782338
Subject / course
Public health science
Educational program
Health education
Available from: 2015-01-30 Created: 2015-01-20 Last updated: 2015-01-30Bibliographically approved

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