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Document ID (ISN)107557
CIS number 08-235
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Tominaga M., Asakura T., Akiyama T.
Title The effect of micro and macro stressors in the work environment of computer professionals' subjective health status and productive behavior in Japan
Bibliographic information June 2007, Vol.45, No.3, p.474-486. 34 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of micro and macro stressors in the work environment on the subjective health status and productive behaviour of computer professionals in Japan. It was carried out in the form of a web-based questionnaire survey. Respondents included 871 computer engineers. The results of hierarchical multiple regressions showed the micro stressor "quantitative and qualitative work overload" had the strongest influence on both the subjective health status and intentions to leave. The macro stressor "career and future ambiguity" was the most important predictor of the subjective health status, and "insufficient evaluation systems" and "poor supervisor's support" were important predictors of poor productive behaviour. These findings suggest that improving not only micro stressors but also macro stressors can enhance the subjective health status and increase the productive behaviour of computer professionals.
Descriptors (primary) Japan; work efficiency; computer applications; motivation; stress factors; psychology of work organization
Descriptors (secondary) human relations; state of health; role of supervisory staff; questionnaire survey; statistical evaluation; office work
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceJapan
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Mental stress and burnout
Psychology of work organization
Psychological factors