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Korean Journal of Preventive Medicine 1990;23(1): 33-42.
The Relationship between Stress and Health Habits in Industrial Workers.
Young Soo Lee
Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Chungnam National University College of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea.
This study was conducted to find out the relationship between the stress perception and health habits with 426 industrial workers using the GARS(Global assessment of recent stress) scale. The results were as follows: 1. The mean scores of stress perception were higher in female, more educated and divorced. There were no evident trends of mean scores of stress perception in age, monthly income and years worked. 2. The stress perception by health habits and sex showed significant difference in physical exercise and smoking variables. The higher health habit index, the lower degree of stress perception in male, but higher in female reversely. 3. The health habits and demographic variables were classified by five factors. Factors of sleeping hours, body mass index, and taste containing smoking and alcohol drinking had relatively high relation to stress perception. The explanation power of factors and variables was relatively low as 3.4%.
Key words: stress; health habits; industrial workers
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