Korean J Occup Health Nurs.  2014 Aug;23(3):189-196. 10.5807/kjohn.2014.23.3.189.

Influence of Job Stress and Depression on Suicide Ideation of Women-workers in Service Industries

Affiliations
  • 1Aeromedical Center, Korean Air, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2Department of Preventive Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea. hyesun@catholic.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to identify the relationship of job stress, depression and to identify factors influencing suicide ideation of women-workers.
METHODS
The research was a cross-sectional, descriptive study. Data collection was done using self-report questionnaires with 348 women-workers who agreed to participate in the study. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-test, chi2-test, logistic regression analysis by using SPSS/WIN 18.0.
RESULTS
The results showed, among the independent variables, drinking, job stress, depression are significant factors that influence women-workers' suicide ideation. Women-workers' depression is 3.05 times higher (p<.002), and job stress 1.03 times higher suicide ideation (p<.045), and drinking 2.15 times higher suicidal ideation (p<.006).
CONCLUSION
The results indicate that suicide ideation is highly prevalent in women-workers, especially among people with depression and job stress. It is necessary to seek how to prevent and manage womenworkers' suicide ideation considering features.

Keyword

Women worker; Job stress; Depression; Suicide ideation
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