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Job Stress and Its Related Factors among 119 Rescue Workers

119 구급대원의 직무스트레스 및 그의 관련요인

  • Yoon, Seok-Han (Department of Radiological Technology, Daejeon Health Science College) ;
  • Park, Ho-Jin (Department of Public Health, Graduate School of Chungnam National University) ;
  • Cho, Young-Chae (Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, College of Medicine, Chungnam National University)
  • 윤석한 (대전보건대학 방사선과) ;
  • 박호진 (충남대학교 대학원 보건학과) ;
  • 조영채 (충남대학교 의과대학 예방의학교실)
  • Received : 2018.07.24
  • Accepted : 2018.10.05
  • Published : 2018.10.31

Abstract

This study was conducted to define the level of job stress and to determine its association with sociodemographic and health related characteristics, as well as job-related factors. The subjects surveyed were 1,240 out of 119 rescue workers who worked in 14 fire stations across the country by self-administered questionnaires during the period of 1 March, to 30 April, 2016. As a result, the score of job stress was significantly higher in the unmarried, no coffee drinking, poor subjective sleep evaluation, unhealthy, lower position, lower job career, hard physical burden of work, job dissatisfaction, unfit for job groups without group of consider quitting the job than their respective counterparts. Multiple regression analysis revealed that the factors influencing job stress included coffee drinking, subjective sleep evaluation, job career, physical burden of work, sense of satisfaction in work, fitness for the job and considering quitting the job. Overall, the results of this study results suggest that the job stress of 119 rescue workers is influenced by variable factors as well as sociodemographic characteristics, health-related behaviors and job-related characteristics.

Keywords

119 rescue worker;Job stress;Sociodemographic factor;Health related factor;Job-related factor

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