The Effect of Support from Superiors and Colleagues Between Occupational Stress and Mental Health Among Japanese Sport Facilities Workers

Myunghee Park, Hirokazu Otake, Iwaasa Takumi, Motoki Mizuno

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

This study examined the occupational stress experienced by office worker and exercise instructor working in the Japanese fitness club and the association of these occupational stressors on mental health and the influence of support of superiors and colleagues on worker’s mental health. The survey was conducted on 488 workers in the capital area sports facilities in Japan, among which 426 valid respondents (219 office staff and 207 instructor staff) were grouped and data were analyzed. The survey included (1) Occupational stress measured by the New Brief Job Stress Questionnaire, (2) Mental health measured by General Health Questionnaire. To examine associations between job stress and mental health, t-tests and linear regression analyses models were conducted. As a result, the two groups showed different occupational stress factors. For office staff group, the quantitative demand, qualitative demand, and meaning of job had a stronger relationship with mental health. For instructor staff group, the qualitative demand, interpersonal relationships, and job aptitude had a stronger relationship with mental health. Superior support showed a buffering effect on interpersonal relationships and mental health for office worker group, and colleagues support showed a buffering effect on job insecurity, quantitative demand, and work circumstances for instructor staff group.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018) - Volume IV
Subtitle of host publicationOrganizational Design and Management ODAM, Professional Affairs, Forensic
EditorsSebastiano Bagnara, Thomas Alexander, Yushi Fujita, Riccardo Tartaglia, Sara Albolino
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages617-626
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783319960791
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, IEA 2018 - Florence, Italy
Duration: 2018 Aug 262018 Aug 30

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume821
ISSN (Print)2194-5357

Other

Other20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, IEA 2018
CountryItaly
CityFlorence
Period18/8/2618/8/30

Keywords

  • Buffering effect
  • GHQ
  • Job demand
  • Support at work

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'The Effect of Support from Superiors and Colleagues Between Occupational Stress and Mental Health Among Japanese Sport Facilities Workers'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this