oa Journal of Psychology in Africa - Aspectos psicologicos e sociologicos da tenta tiv a de suicidio entre as empregadas domesticas Afro-Brasililelras

Volume 2, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1433-0237



Based on a random group of 130 Afro-Brazilian empregadas domesticas (Domestic Workers) in Rio de Janeiro, the author analyses a number of psychological, psychiatric and sociological factors responsible for the high rate of suicidal attempts in this occupational group. The essay's core is a theory-focused discussion of these factors. Considering further data compiled by other writers, the author comes to the conclusion that these women present a risk group on the account of their working, life and health conditions.

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