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Polis (Santiago)

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BITENCOURT SANTOS, Sara Maria Cunha  y  MOREIRA, Lúcia Vaz de Campos. Stress in male public servants from Bahia and its interference in paternal involvement. Polis [online]. 2018, vol.17, n.51, pp.189-206. ISSN 0718-6568.

This study investigated stress conditions in public servants in the city of Salvador, and their interference with parental involvement. There were 30 (thirty) civil servants from the aforementioned city who participated in the work, they are parents of children aged zero to five years, with a higher educational level. They also filled out two instruments prepared by the researchers, "A Form for the Collection of Socio-Demographic Data" and "The Questionnaire on Sources of Stress in Everyday Life", and completed the "Lipp's Inventory of Stress Symptoms for Adults". There was statistical analysis of the data. In the results a 54.0% of the respondents considered that their daily lives were impregnated with stressful sources, distributed in the following areas: family, work, health and contemporary society, while the health aspect concentrated the greatest number of stressful sources (39.6%) that interfered in a more negative way with parental involvement (54.5%). 53.3% of parents experienced stress, highlighting symptoms such as muscle tension, insomnia and irritability. It concludes that it is necessary to implement programs that favor the reconciliation between family and work, promoting the quality of life of parents and involvement with their children.

Palabras clave : Stress; paternal involvement; work.

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