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Document ID (ISN)108400
CIS number 08-981
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Saijo Y., Ueno T., Hashimoto Y.
Title Twenty-four-hour shift work, depressive symptoms, and job dissatisfaction among Japanese firefighters
Bibliographic information May 2008, Vol.51, No.5, p.380-391. 53 ref.
Abstract The purpose of this study was to clarify the relationships between specific workload items and job stress among firefighters engaged in 24h shift work. The subjects were 1301 firefighters who answered a questionnaire covering age, gender, job type, job class, marital status, smoking and drinking habits, number of attendances, turnout time, extra work hours, CES-D depression scale and questions from the NIOSH generic job-stress questionnaire. Data were subjected to statistical evaluation. It was found that workload, workload variance, conflicts, social support from a supervisor, role conflict and ambiguity, and self-esteem were significantly related to depressive symptoms and/or job dissatisfaction among Japanese firefighters. Moreover, inadequate nap-time may affect their mental health. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) fire fighting; Japan; job dissatisfaction; stress factors; depressive neurosis; hours of work; shift work
Descriptors (secondary) symptoms; physical workload; psychology of work organization; statistical evaluation; work-rest schedules; questionnaire survey; mental health
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceJapan
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Mental health
Mental stress and burnout
Hours of work
Psychological factors