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Document ID (ISN)112502
CIS number 12-0353
ISSN - Serial title 0389-9071 - Bulletin of the Physical Fitness Research Institute
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kai Y., Nagamatsu T., Yamaguchi Y., Tokushima S.
Title Effect of leisure-time physical activity and commuting by walking on depressive symptoms among Japanese workers
Bibliographic information Apr. 2011, Vol.109, p.1-8. 30 ref.
Internet access Effect_of_leisure-time_physical_activity_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in English]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) Japan; office work; commuting; depressive neurosis; physical fitness
Descriptors (secondary) state of health; mental health; questionnaire survey; stress factors
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental health
Psychology of work organization