|Document ID (ISN)||112502|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0389-9071 - Bulletin of the Physical Fitness Research Institute
|Convention or series no.
||Kai Y., Nagamatsu T., Yamaguchi Y., Tokushima S.
||Effect of leisure-time physical activity and commuting by walking on depressive symptoms among Japanese workers
||Apr. 2011, Vol.109, p.1-8. 30 ref.
||Effect_of_leisure-time_physical_activity_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in English]
||The objective of this study was to investigate the prospective association of leisure-time physical activity and commuting to work by walking with depressive symptoms among Japanese workers. It was based on one-year follow-up longitudinal survey data collected from 634 Japanese individuals (536 men) aged 20-60 years working at an information technology company and exhibiting no depressive symptoms at baseline. The duration of leisure-time physical activity and commuting by walking were measured using an online self-report questionnaire. Findings suggest that leisure-time physical activity plays an important role in the prevention of depressive symptoms among Japanese workers, independent of job stress, whereas commuting to work by walking has no anti-depressive effect.
||Japan; office work; commuting; depressive neurosis; physical fitness
||state of health; mental health; questionnaire survey; stress factors
||D - Periodical articles
||Psychology and sociology
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
Psychology of work organization