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Document ID (ISN)78115
CIS number 02-481
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kageyama T., Matsuzaki I., Morita N., Sasahara S., Satoh S., Nakamura H.
Title Mental health of scientific researchers I. Characteristics of job stress among scientific researchers working at a research park in Japan
Bibliographic information Apr. 2001, Vol.74, No.3, p.199-205. Illus. 19 ref.
Abstract To study job stress among scientific researchers, data from a self-administered questionnaire survey of workers aged 20-59 years at Tsukuba Research Park City, Japan, were analysed. The data, and the characteristics of job stress in 3,290 scientific researchers were compared with those of 1,799 technicians and 1,849 clerks. The researchers perceived higher quantitative and qualitative workload, greater job control, and greater reward from work, than did the other two job groups. Young male researchers received a large amount of support from their co-workers, while middle-aged male researchers perceived difficulty in personal relationships with their co-workers. For researchers, particularly men, the large amount of effort required for their work seemed to be balanced by greater reward from work. Compared with male researchers, female researchers perceived lesser job demand, lesser job control and lesser reward from work.
Descriptors (primary) Japan; research; mental stress; stress factors
Descriptors (secondary) questionnaire survey; comparative study; sex-linked differences; stress studies
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 stress and burnout