Ciencia y enfermería
versão On-line ISSN 0717-9553
RETAMALES HORMAZABAL, JUAN; BEHN THEUNE, VERÓNICA e MERINO ESCOBAR, JOSÉ MANUEL. FAMILY MANAGEMENT OF HOUSEHOLDER WORKERS IN A SHIFT SYSTEM IN A TALCAHUANOS ENTERPRISE, CHILE, 2003. Cienc. enferm. [online]. 2004, vol.10, n.1, pp. 23-30. ISSN 0717-9553. doi: 10.4067/S0717-95532004000100004.
A descriptive relational and cross section study whose aim is to analyze the perception of the family management of householder workers in rotating shift systems, his/her spouse and a teenager son/daughter. The universe consists of the amount of workers in a plant shift system. The sample was 142 families of workers which had the characteristics for the study, being 59 families considered as analysis unit. The instrument used for data collection was the survey "Cómo es tu familia, cómo es su familia", by Hernández A. The items with statistical significance that turned out determinant in the family management were: Father-Mother-Adolescence Communication, and its four dimensions. Facing of Global problems, Searching for Social Support, Self-effort, Power-Money and Sex, Global Satisfaction. Life Satisfaction and Academic/Labor Achievement. There were items without statistical significance, but might be determinant of risks due to their deficit condition. The management in the families who were studied is good but not optimal. It stands out as a socially privilege group when compared to the standard worker groups in the country, due to the economic, educational and cultural conditions, besides a great labor support. The findings show that there is a tendency to group the ranges of medium and low vulnerability or risk in the great majority of factors, which imply a low alteration in the family management.
Palavras-chave : Family management; shift work; vulnerability or risk; families; workers.