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Document ID (ISN)107147
CIS number 07-1241
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Nakata A., Ikeda T., Takahashi M., Haratani T., Hojou M., Fujioka Y., Swanson N.G., Araki S.
Title Impact of psychosocial job stress on non-fatal occupational injuries in small and medium-sized manufacturing enterprises
Bibliographic information Aug. 2006, Vol.49, p.658-669. Illus. 44 ref.
Abstract This study examined the association between psychosocial job stress and occupational injuries among workers in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Subjects included 1049 men and 721 women from 244 SMEs. Perceived job stress was evaluated with the Japanese version of the generic job stress questionnaire, which covered 14 job stress variables. Occupational injury was assessed by self-report during the last one-year period. Workers with high quantitative workload (odds ratio (OR) 1.55 for men, 1.62 for women), high cognitive demands (OR 1.70 for men, 1.53 for women) and low job satisfaction (OR 1.33 for men, 1.93 for women) had a significantly increased risk of occupational injury in the multivariate model. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; small enterprises; stress factors; psychology of work organization; Japan
Descriptors (secondary) manufacturing industries; subjective assessment; sex-linked differences; questionnaire survey; injuries
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceJapan; USA
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental stress and burnout
Psychology of work organization
Psychological factors
Small and medium-sized enterprises