Research on the job stress of journalists and indicators of countermeasures -Focusing on daily newspaper reporters and journalists in area of Seoul-

언론인의 직무 스트레스와 대처방안 척도에 관한 연구 -서울지역 일간지 취재기자를 중심으로-

  • Park, Saeng-Kyu (Department of Education at Dongbang Graduate University) ;
  • Cho, Sung-Je (Department of Education at Dongbang Graduate University)
  • 박생규 (동방대학원대학교 교육학과) ;
  • 조성제 (동방대학원대학교 교육학과)
  • Received : 2013.09.25
  • Accepted : 2013.12.05
  • Published : 2013.12.31


This study was conducted on daily news reporters working in Seoul to determine the factors/characteristics causing job stress and potential countermeasures. The survey was conducted by interviewing 170 daily news reporters who took part in the study from March 3rd to March 7th 2013. The analysis of the information was performed by frequency analysis, T-test and One-way ANOVA, correlation analysis etc. using the SPSS Win 21.0 program and the empirical analysis was verified at the 5% level of significance. First, the following results of the analysis were meaningful because current journalists and reporters showed reduced levels of stress when their job satisfaction was high. Secondary, smoking and art activity to alleviate their job stress were found to be strong stress countermeasures. Third, there were significant differences in those who had high levels of job stress and exhibited stronger ways of coping with it. This study affirms an alternative in basic policy, which can provide a working environment that helps journalists to perform their work proficiently and steadily.


countermeasures indicator;reporter;journalists and job stress;mass media


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