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Document ID (ISN)109876
CIS number 09-968
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Tokuda Y, Hayano K., Ozaki M., Bito S., Yanai H., Koizumi S.
Title The interrelationships between working conditions, job satisfaction, burnout and mental health among hospital physicians in Japan: A path analysis
Bibliographic information Mar. 2009, Vol.47, No.2, p.166-172. Illus. 24 ref.
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Abstract In Japan, a growing number of physicians are leaving their hospitals because of difficult working conditions in hospitals. A cross-sectional survey was conducted in 2007 for hospital physicians throughout Japan to analyze the interrelationships between working conditions, job satisfaction, burnout and mental health among physicians using various standardized questionnaires. Of 336 physicians invited to participate in the study, 236 responded (response rate 70%). Sixty physicians (25.4%) were women with a mean age of 41 years. In the path analysis, burnout and poor mental health were related directly to job dissatisfaction and short sleeping time, while they were related indirectly to poor work control and heavy on-call duty. In the multi-group path analysis of both genders, sleeping time was related to job satisfaction more likely among female physicians but less among male physicians. Immediate, extensive and decisive measures need to be implemented to improve work condition and to reduce overwork among hospital physicians.
Descriptors (primary) Japan; depressive neurosis; stress factors; health care personnel; hospitals
Descriptors (secondary) job dissatisfaction; sleep deprivation; mental health; sex-linked differences; questionnaire survey; cross-sectional study; conditions of work
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceJapan
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental health
Health care services
Mental stress and burnout