234571 Predictors of Job Stress among Vulnerable Female Golf Caddies in South Korea

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Jong-Eun Lee, PhD , College of Nursing, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, South Korea
Hye Sun Jung, RN, PhD , College of Medicine, Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, South Korea
Jiyun Kim, PhD , Department of Nursing, Kyungwon University, Gyeonggi, South Korea
The aim of this study was to elucidate the factors associated with job stress among female golf caddies in Korea. A descriptive cross-sectional design was used. The sample included 228 female caddies from 9 golf resorts. Structured questionnaires were distributed by mail to these caddies. Descriptive analysis and hierarchical regression were conducted to examine significant correlations between variables. The hierarchical regression model for job stress explained 27.5% of the variance among those with a low monthly income (=-.148, p=.026), an irregular diet (=.161, p=.017), low sleep hours (=-.138, p=.043), and high daily work hours (=.353, p=.000), showing that these respondents were more likely to report high job stress levels. The findings of this study underscore the urgent need to improve job stress levels and factors related to job stress among these workers. Future intervention programs should focus on improving job stress and coping strategies.

Learning Areas:
Occupational health and safety

Learning Objectives:
Identify factors associated with job stress among vulnerable female golf caddies in Korea.

Keywords: Asian Women, Stress

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I managed and coordinated all project process.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

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