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Document ID (ISN)110406
CIS number 09-1413
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Urakawa K., Yokoyama K.
Title Sense of coherence (SOC) may reduce the effects of occupational stress on mental health status among Japanese factory workers
Bibliographic information Sep. 2009, Vol.47, No.5, p.503-508. 29 ref.
Internet access http://www.jniosh.go.jp/en/indu_hel/pdf/IH_47_5_503.pdf [in English]
Abstract To examine if sense of coherence (SOC) can reduce the adverse effects of job stress on mental health status, self-administered questionnaires were distributed among 740 workers in a manufacturing industry (participation rate 62.8%). Logistic regression analyses revealed that for both men and women, mental health status was adversely related to job demand whereas it was positively associated with SOC. Similarly, the mental health status was affected adversely by managerial work in males, whereas was positively by co-workers support in females. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) manufacturing industries; stress factors; mental health
Descriptors (secondary) human relations; Japan; questionnaire survey; statistical evaluation; stress studies; sex-linked differences; cross-sectional study
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 health
Psychological factors
Mental stress and burnout