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The Effects of Overtime Work on Health-Related Quality of Life of Korean Blue-Collar Workers

한국 생산직 근로자의 초과근무 여부가 건강관련 삶의 질에 미치는 영향

  • Park, Yunhee (Department of Nursing, College of Medicine, Wonkwang University) ;
  • Chae, Duckhee (College of Nursing, Chonnam National University) ;
  • Kim, Suhee (Division of Nursing and Research Institute of Nursing Science, Hallym University)
  • 박윤희 (원광대학교 간호학과) ;
  • 채덕희 (전남대학교 간호대학) ;
  • 김수희 (한림대학교 간호학부 간호학연구소)
  • Received : 2017.10.26
  • Accepted : 2017.12.20
  • Published : 2017.12.28

Abstract

This study investigated the effects of overtime work on the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of Korean blue-collar workers. This cross-sectional study collected data on 229 Korean blue-collar workers in six small-sized companies from October to November 2015. The data were analyzed using hierarchical multiple regression analysis to estimate the effect of overtime work while considering convergence variables. In the hierarchical regression model, when overtime work variable was included in the model, $R^2$ change was statistically significant. The significant predictors for HRQoL were overtime work (${\beta}=.152$, p=.025), depression (${\beta}=-.192$, p=.003) and night shift work (${\beta}=-.201$, p=.032). The results of this study provide a basic data for establishing optimal working hours standards for improving the quality of life of Korean blue-collar workers.

Keywords

Workers;overtime work;health-related quality of life;depression;night shift work;convergence

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 원광대학교

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