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ID (ISN) del documento58420
Número CIS 92-1399
ISSN - Título de la serie Ōhara shakai mondai kenkyūjo zasshi - Journal of the Ohara Institute for Social Research
Año 1991
Número de serie
Autor(es) Asakura T.
Título Working conditions and health among night workers in the Japanese service industry
Título original Sābisu sangyō ni okeru shinya rōdō no rōdō eisei [en japonés]
Información bibliográfica 25 Nov. 1991, No.396, p.62-72. 6 ref.
Resumen This questionnaire survey was conducted to clarify the relationships between night work conditions and psychosomatic complaints in the service industry. The subjects were full-time workers (N=307) and part-time workers (N=300) who were working in 3 service industries in which business hours were prolonged after 10 p.m. or covered a full 24 hours: convenience stores, family restaurants and fastfood restaurants, business hotels. 37.8% of full-time workers, and 81.7% of part-time workers expressed satisfaction with night work. The major reasons were "higher salaries", "more free time for themselves" and "suitability to their life styles". However, the job scope and responsibility of night work were much heavier than those of day work. 32.9%-43.4% of subjects excluding hotel clerks experienced night-work in addition to scheduled working days during the month preceding the study. As for psychosomatic symptoms, 64% of the subjects complained that they felt "a tendency to become fatigued", and it was the most frequent complaint. Factors related to night work which increased psychosomatic complaints were "working in family restaurants or fastfood restaurants", "doing same jobs at night as during the day", "night work in addition to scheduled working days", "less opportunity to take rests or naps during night work", and "difficulty to be granted their requests to decide working schedules".
Descriptores (primarios) Japón; restaurantes; trabajo nocturno; industria hotelera; horarios de trabajo; comercio al detalle; condiciones de trabajo
Descriptores (secundarios) trabajo por turnos; encuesta por cuestionario; trastornos psicosomáticos; trabajo a tiempo parcial
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaJapón
Tema(s) Cemercio, servicios, oficinas
Broad subject area(s) Estrés, factores sicosociales
Navegación por categoria(s) Hotels and restaurants
Hours of work
Empleo precario
Retail industry