J Korean Acad Nurs.  2002 Aug;32(4):570-579.

The Job Stress, Job Satisfaction, and Health of Women Who Work in the Professional Job: Nurses and Teachers

  • 1Seoul National University, College of Nursing, Korea.
  • 2Hanyang University, Department. of Nursing, Korea.
  • 3Kyunghee University, College of Nursing, Korea.
  • 4Catholic University, College of Nursing, Korea.
  • 5Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Nursing Department, Korea.
  • 6Yonsei University, College of Nursing, Korea.
  • 7Korean Nurse Association, Seoul, Korea.


PURPOSE: This research study explores the job stress, job satisfaction, and health of women who works in the professional work place and identify the influence of the job stress and job satisfaction on the mental health status focused on the social and psychological structure of the workplace. METHOD: 535 participants of registered nurses and teachers from 10 General Hospitals and 15 Middle and High School located in Seoul, Korea were completed the modified version of the short form Work-family stress inventory of questionnaire as used for job stress and mental health problems and perceived overall health status and job satisfaction. RESULT: Job stress was significantly correlated with job satisfaction, overall health, and mental health. There were also significant group differences in job stress and job satisfaction between nurses and teachers. Multiple regression only moderately supported the effect of job stress and job satisfaction on the mental health of professional working women. Also marital status demonstrated a significant factor of group differences in job stress, work-family stress, job satisfaction, and mental health problem.
These results suggest that job stress in the work place has profound impact on job satisfaction and health of women who work in the professional job. This study also identified major sources and types of work-related stress on women's health which should be considered in a management for health promotion.


Job stress; Job satisfaction; Health; Mental health
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