Korean J Occup Environ Med.  2008 Sep;20(3):215-224.

Association between Occupational Stress and Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Symptoms among White-collar Male Workers in an Automotive Company

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Ajou University Hospital, Korea. jbpark@ajou.ac.kr

Abstract


OBJECTIVES
To investigate the relationship between occupational stress and depression, anxiety, and stress symptoms among white-collar male workers in an automotive company.
METHODS
A cross-sectional study involving 286 white-collar male workers was conducted with the Korean Occupational Stress Scales (KOSS) and Depression Anxiety Stress Scales (DASS) questionnaire.
RESULTS
According to the DASS cut-off value (> or =78 percentile scores), the prevalence of depression, anxiety and stress symptoms was 57.7%, 37.7% and 42.2%, respectively. By logistic regression analysis, organizational system was the factor most strongly associated with depression (OR=4.83, 95% C.I.=2.43-9.58), while job demand was strongly associated with anxiety (OR=3.21, 95% C.I.=1.77-5.85) and stress (OR=4.66, 95% C.I.=2.53-8.58).
CONCLUSIONS
Occupational stress was positively associated with depression, anxiety, and stress symptoms among white-collar male workers in an automotive company. A prospective study is warranted to delineate the causal relationships between job stress and psychiatric disorders.

Keyword

Occupational stress; Depression; Anxiety; Stress

MeSH Terms

Anxiety
Cross-Sectional Studies
Depression
Humans
Logistic Models
Male
Prevalence
Weights and Measures
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