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Document ID (ISN)110795
CIS number 10-0447
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Nishitani N., Sakakibara H.
Title Job stress factors, stress response, and social support in association with insomnia of Japanese male workers
Bibliographic information Mar. 2010, Vol.48, No.2, p.178-184. 32 ref.
Internet access Job_stress_factors.pdf [in English]
Abstract The aim of the present study was to examine the relation of insomnia with job stress factors, stress response and social support. A self-completed questionnaire survey was conducted in 212 male Japanese workers at a synthetic fibre plant. With regard to insomnia, subjects were asked the first five of the eight questions on the Athens Insomnia Scale (AIS). Job stress factors, stress response and social support were assessed using the Job Stress Questionnaire. Multiple regression analyses showed that psychological job stress factors of poor appropriateness of work and high qualitative workload were associated with insomnia. The psychological stress response of depression and physical stress responses were also related with insomnia. Depression was also related to appropriateness of work. The present results showed that insomnia was closely related with the psychological job stress factor of appropriateness of work and the psychological response of depression. These mutual relationships between insomnia and poor mental health need be investigated further.
Descriptors (primary) Japan; insomnia; psychology and sociology; male workers; stress factors
Descriptors (secondary) shift work; depressive neurosis; fatigue; psychology of work organization; mental health; subjective assessment
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental health
Mental stress and burnout
Psychology of work organization