CE26 - Innovation, travail

Physical and psychical sustainability of work. Vulnerabilities, transitions and accompaniment – SPPT

Submission summary

The SPPT project aims to understand the social modalities of taking into account the overlaps between the physical and psychological components of occupational health. The challenge and the ambition of this research consist in understanding the ways in which episodes of reduction in body resources and / or loss of autonomy linked to employment can, on the one hand affect work experience and perceived mental health; on the other hand, to encourage forms of health innovation, including new modes of prevention and support both from employers and public services and / or their operators. In other words, the matter is to observe the way in which the management of "bodily resources" and "health work", within the framework of a job retention procedure, as well as the innovations in this area, come to weigh on the perception of a mental health state and on the professional courses. Therefore, the general question is to know what are the social supports, and the innovations, which can avoid, or limit, the changeover from a physical attack towards a mental disorder or, on the contrary, the elements which precipitate him. Beyond transversal references relating to mental health at work, the concepts of psycho-social risks, quality of life at work, or even on the relationships between disabilities and society, the SPPT program mainly mobilizes concepts from sociology of public action and those of the sociology of career paths. Mainly composed of sociologists, the SPPT project team, which mobilizes researchers from 5 universities (U. of Reims, U. of Lille, U. of Artois, U. of Bordeaux, U. Toulouse III) and 6 laboratories (CEREP EA 4692; C2S EA 6291; PSMS 7507; URePSSS EA 7369, CRESCO EA 7419 and CED UMR 5116), integrates a multidisciplinary perspective through the contributions of psychology, history, law science, and health science. On the methodological level, the works are organized according to three scales of analysis and articulate a multisectoral and global approach with the realization of a comparative study between two activity sectors (the agricultural sector and the sports sector). Several major national statistical surveys are processed (task 1), interviews are carried out with local stakeholders in occupational health and job retention (task 2), and the two sectors selected are addressed through a specific questionnaire survey and collection of interviews with longitudinal follow-up of the people surveyed (task 3). Ultimately, this research intends to be able to question the innovation processes concerning the adaptation of working conditions and the security of careers for people in vulnerable situations and contribute to a fundamental reflection on contemporary mutations in work, employment and social protection. This project thus wishes to produce and provide support for the decision-making and action processes carried out by the public authorities, their operators or employers and contribute to the development of actions dedicated to improving the quality of life at work, promotion and prevention in occupational health.

Project coordinator

Monsieur Samuel JULHE (Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, Centre d'Etude et de Recherche sur les Emplois et la Professionnalisation)

The author of this summary is the project coordinator, who is responsible for the content of this summary. The ANR declines any responsibility as for its contents.


CRESCO Université Paul Sabatier - Toulouse 3, Centre de Recherches Sciences Sociales Sports et Corps
URCA-CEREP Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, Centre d'Etude et de Recherche sur les Emplois et la Professionnalisation

Help of the ANR 299,948 euros
Beginning and duration of the scientific project: October 2020 - 42 Months

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