248571 Job Stress, Health Behaviors and related of Quality of Life on a High-tech Company Workers in Taiwan

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Ting-Wei Cheng, MS , Department of Personnel Office, SHIN KONG WU HO-SU MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, Taipei, Taiwan
Fu-Li Chen, PhD , Department of Public Health, Fu Jen Catholic University, Sinjhuang,Taipei county, Taiwan
Peter Y. Chen, PhD , Department of Psychology, Safety Management Applied Research Team, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Jyh-Gang Leu, MD, PhD , Department of Health management, SHIN KONG WU HO-SU MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, Taipei, Taiwan
Chin-Lan Hu, MS , Department of Health management, SHIN KONG WU HO-SU MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, Taipei, Taiwan
Introduction: Given the amount of time spent at work, workers are likely exposed by undesirable working conditions, and experience adverse impacts of exposure on their physical and psychological well-being.The main purpose of this study is to explore the high-tech, industries employees job stress, health behaviors and related of quality of life.

Methods: The data came from a teaching hospital project, high-tech company employees who accepted the hospital health examination from September to December 2009 were purposive selected into the study. There were 657 subjects have who completed the questionnaire (response rate 92.02%).Research instrument is a questionnaire which included quality of life, job stress, health behaviors and personal background information etc. Data were used descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, Pearson's correlation, and multiple hierarchical regression statistical analysis.

Results: There were 83.3% males, and the average age was 36.09years, most of the individuals were above master degree (51.0%). In the hierarchal multiple regression analysis, while controlling the background variables, diet and exercise habits, job demand, job control and social support, significantly predicted physiological domain quality of life (&DeltaR2= 0.155).Similar results were found for psychological and environment domain quality of life (&DeltaR2= 0.109, 0.136). But only job control and social support significantly predicted social relationships domain quality of life (&DeltaR2= 0.138).

Conclusion: To improve workers overall quality of life, the findings suggest that workplace should enhance workers healthy diet and regular exercise. Furthermore, building a friendly work environment also need to be advocated.

Learning Areas:
Occupational health and safety
Other professions or practice related to public health
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines

Learning Objectives:
This study aimed to understand target audiences quality of life, health behaviors and job stress, also to explore job stress, health behaviors relationship between quality of life. Study purpose description as follows. First, understand of high-tech industry employees, personal background (age, gender, education level, occupation, work patterns and working hours), health behaviors (eating habits, smoking habits, drinking habits and exercise habits), job stress (job control, job demand and social support) and quality of life distribution situation. Second, to explore high-tech employee’s different backgrounds, and their quality of life correlation. Third, job stress of high-tech employees and their quality of life relationship (quality of life includes four domains: physiological domain, psychological domain, social relationships, and environment domain). Fourth, the different health behaviors of high-tech employees, related to their quality of life correlation. Finally, we analysis high-tech employees quality of life factors infection. (quality of life includes four domains: physiological domain, psychological domain, social relationships, and environment domain).

Keywords: Quality of Life, Stress

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

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Any relevant financial relationships? No

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