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Document ID (ISN)109812
CIS number 09-983
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Otsuka Y., Sasaki T., Iwasaki K., Mori I.
Title Working hours, coping skills, and psychological health in Japanese daytime workers
Bibliographic information Jan. 2009, Vol.47, No.1, p.22-32. Illus. 31 ref.
Internet access http://www.jniosh.go.jp/en/indu_hel/pdf/IH_47_1_22.pdf [in English]
Abstract This study examined the relationships between coping skills, working hours, and psychological health among Japanese daytime workers. Self-administered questionnaires were mailed to a randomly-selected sample of 2000 workers, among whom 1821 responded (a response rate of 91.1%). Data were subjected to covariance analyses. Results revealed that working hours were significantly associated with fatigue and concentration levels. High levels of social support and positive reframing were significantly associated with low levels of negative emotions, fatigue and concentration difficulty levels. These findings suggest that improving coping skills such as using social support or positive reframing may mitigate the adverse health effects of long working hours.
Descriptors (primary) Japan; psychology of work organization; risk factors; hours of work; stress factors; mental health
Descriptors (secondary) human relations; subjective assessment; concentration ability; statistical evaluation; motivation; questionnaire survey; fatigue
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceJapan
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental health
Mental stress and burnout
Hours of work
Psychology of work organization
Psychological factors