Korean J Occup Health Nurs.  2016 Nov;25(4):259-267. 10.5807/kjohn.2016.25.4.259.

Impact of Job Stress, Depression and Perceived Health Status on Job Satisfaction among Child Care Teachers

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  • 1Seoul Women's College of Nursing, Seoul, Korea. nam4868@naver.com
  • 2Yaedasom Nursery School, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

PURPOSE
This study examined the effect of job stress, depression and perceived health status on job satisfaction among child care teachers.
METHODS
Data were from a convenient sample of 169 child care teachers with self-administered questionnaires from January 5th to 30th, 2015. Collected data were analysed using SPSS/WIN 18.0.
RESULTS
Child care teachers had upper-medium level of perceived health status, lower level of depression and job stress and above medium level of job satisfaction. Affecting factors of job satisfaction among child care teachers included depression, and job stress (Adj.R²=.58, F=78.60, p<.001).
CONCLUSION
These results suggest that development of emotional supportive program and supportive system are needed to increase the job satisfaction among child care teachers. Exploration of strategies to reduce the depression and job stress will be necessary in order to increase the job satisfaction.

Keyword

Child care; Depression; Health status; Job satisfaction; Stress
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