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Document ID (ISN)100016
CIS number 02-1485
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Cheng Y., Guo Y.L., Yeh W.Y.
Title A national survey of psychosocial job stressors and their implications for health among working people in Taiwan
Bibliographic information Sep. 2001, Vol.74, No.7, p.495-504. 39 ref.
Abstract The prevalence of job stress, distributions of major job stressors, and the associations of job stress with multiple self-reported health complaints were examined in a self-administered questionnaire survey conducted in 1994 in Taiwan involving 9,746 men and 5,599 women, employed at the time and aged between 25 and 65. Overall, 7.6% of men and 6.5% of women reported often or always feeling highly stressed at work. Higher levels of perceived job stress were found among subjects who were younger, with higher education levels, working in a larger firm, working for longer hours per week, and who were administrators or managers. Problems with individual job content were ranked as the most important job stressor in men across all employment categories and in most women. Other major job stressors included problems with monetary rewards and lack of career prospects. After adjustment for age and education, employees who perceived higher levels of job stress had significantly increased risks of multiple health problems, including strained eyes, ringing ears, chronic cough with phlegm, chest tightness, stomach problems, headache, and musculoskeletal discomfort.
Descriptors (primary) subjective assessment; stress factors; symptoms; Taiwan (China)
Descriptors (secondary) job dissatisfaction; psychology of work organization; hours of work; sex-linked differences; stress evaluation; age-linked differences; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceTaiwan (China)
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental stress and burnout