Psychic suffering in the contemporary work: analyzing a business magazine

The present article aims to analyze how the Magazine Você S/A approaches the thematic of psychic suffering in contemporary work. the study is based on an exploratory-descriptive research, and twelve editions of the Magazine Você S/A, from the period of July of 2005 until June of 2006 have been analyzed. Due to the analysis (Minayo, 1994), three main categories emerged: the causes of the suffering; its consequences for individuals and for organizations; indicators of health prevention and maintenance. As results of the research, it is emphasized that the individuals are presented as the only responsible for the suffering at work. It has also concluded that subjects such as the experiences of insecurity and uncertainness feelings, the increase of the competitiveness and big solicitation, are presented in many articles of the magazine. these articles praise prescriptive tips to overcome suffering without arguing the causes that generate suffering beyond the individual sphere.

contemporary work; psychic suffering; business-oriented magazine


Associação Brasileira de Psicologia Social Programa de Pós-graduação em Psicologia, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Centro de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas (CFCH), Av. da Arquitetura S/N - 7º Andar - Cidade Universitária, Recife - PE - CEP: 50740-550 - Belo Horizonte - MG - Brazil
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