Psychodynamics of Work: a study on pleasure and suffering in teaching work at Universidade Óscar Ribas

Resumo Este artigo tem por base uma investiga ção realizada entre novembro de 2013 e janeiro de 2017, na Universidade do Minho (Portugal), sobre os docentes da Universidade Óscar Ribas (UOR) (Angola). Foi alicerçado num referencial teórico, a Psicodinâmica do Trabalho de Christophe Dejours, e teve como objetivos analisar os sintomas biops icossociais e os sentimentos de prazer e/ou de sofrimento relacionados com o trabalho docente. Foi utilizada a metodologia quantitativa, que teve por base a aplicação de um questionário e duas escalas a 56 docentes da UOR. Verificou-se um nível moderado de prazer em 54% dos docentes e um nível moderado de sofrimento em 41% dos docentes inquiridos, o que revela o uso de estratégias defensivas, de forma a subverter o sofrimento gerado pelo trabalho. A identificação com as tarefas, a liberdade para falar no trabalho e a solidariedade entre colegas são os principais reveladores de prazer. Por outro lado, o estresse, o desgaste, os sentimentos de insatisfação, de injustiça, de indignação e esgotamento emocional, revelaram ser os principais indicadores de sofrimento. Os principais sintomas assinalados foram: físicos (alterações de sono, dores de cabeça e dores no corpo); soci ais (dificuldades no relacionamento familiar e o desinteresse pelas pessoas); e psíquicos (irritabilid...
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Publication date: Available online 17 January 2020Source: Neuroscience ResearchAuthor(s): Zhaofa Wu, Yulong LiAbstractPurinergic transmitters such as adenosine, ADP, ATP, UTP, and UDP-glucose play important roles in a wide range of physiological processes, including the sleep-wake cycle, learning and memory, cardiovascular function, and the immune response. Moreover, impaired purinergic signaling has been implicated in various pathological conditions such as pain, migraine, epilepsy, and drug addiction. Examining the function of purinergic transmission in both health and disease requires direct, sensitive, non-invasive too...
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