|Document ID (ISN)||109812|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0019-8366 - Industrial Health
|Convention or series no.
||Otsuka Y., Sasaki T., Iwasaki K., Mori I.
||Working hours, coping skills, and psychological health in Japanese daytime workers
||Jan. 2009, Vol.47, No.1, p.22-32. Illus. 31 ref.
||http://www.jniosh.go.jp/en/indu_hel/pdf/IH_47_1_22.pdf [in English]
||This study examined the relationships between coping skills, working hours, and psychological health among Japanese daytime workers. Self-administered questionnaires were mailed to a randomly-selected sample of 2000 workers, among whom 1821 responded (a response rate of 91.1%). Data were subjected to covariance analyses. Results revealed that working hours were significantly associated with fatigue and concentration levels. High levels of social support and positive reframing were significantly associated with low levels of negative emotions, fatigue and concentration difficulty levels. These findings suggest that improving coping skills such as using social support or positive reframing may mitigate the adverse health effects of long working hours.
||Japan; psychology of work organization; risk factors; hours of work; stress factors; mental health
||human relations; subjective assessment; concentration ability; statistical evaluation; motivation; questionnaire survey; fatigue
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Japan|
||Psychology and sociology
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
Mental stress and burnout
Psychology of work organization
Hours of work