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Document ID (ISN)109196
CIS number 09-247
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Haruyama Y., Muto T., Ichimura K., Yan Y., Fukuda H.
Title Changes of subjective stress and stress-related symptoms after a merger announcement: A longitudinal study in a merger-planning company in Japan
Bibliographic information Mar. 2008, Vol.46, No.2, p.183-187. 18 ref.
Abstract To investigate the influences of a merger on employees in a major Japanese financial company, changes of subjective stress and stress-related symptoms after a merger announcement were explored among 71 employees using longitudinal study surveys. Questionnaire items concerned stress and symptoms, personal characteristics, lifestyle, medical examinations and work-related factors. After the merger announcement, the prevalence of subjective stress, anxiety and impatience increased significantly from 46.5% to 78.9%, 18.3% to 40.8% and 15.9% to 29.0%, respectively. The implications of these findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) Japan; psychology and sociology; risk factors; stress factors; office work
Descriptors (secondary) non-occupational factors; subjective assessment; symptoms; medical examinations; psychology of work organization; questionnaire survey; stress evaluation; anxiety
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceJapan
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental stress and burnout
Office work
Psychological factors