Relationship between Job Satisfaction and Self-Rated Health among South Korean Workers in Manufacturing Industry

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161458
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Presentation
Title:
Relationship between Job Satisfaction and Self-Rated Health among South Korean Workers in Manufacturing Industry
Abstract:
Relationship between Job Satisfaction and Self-Rated Health among South Korean Workers in Manufacturing Industry
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:Koh, Chin
Contact Address: 737 20th Ave. Apt. #8, Coralville, IA, 52241, USA
Numerous studies have been completed that explore South Korean workers’ health related factors. Little occupational health research, however, has focused on the relationship between job satisfaction and workers’ health. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between job satisfaction and self-rated health among workers in the manufacturing industry in South Korea. This study used data from the 1999 Korean Labor and Income Panel Study (KLIPS). The KLIPS is a nationally representative household panel study that began its first wave in 1998 with data from 5000 households in South Korea. The current study used data form the second wave of the KLIPS, which was collected in 1999. This sample consists of the household representative respondents who were currently working in 1999. The sample of the current study consists of 452 individuals, and the unit of analysis is an individual worker. Principal component analysis is used to summarize data from 9 questions about satisfaction with job characteristics. Binary logistic regression is used to examine the relationship between self-rated health and satisfaction with job characteristics after controlling for gender, age, education, income and marital status. As a result, job satisfaction was statistically significantly associated with workers’ self-rated health. The limitation of this study is that no causal relation can be explained with this result. Nevertheless, there are still implications for further research and policy making. The majority of research and policies to improve workers’ health has focused on how to change individual worker’s behavior; some examples are worksite nutrition programs and smoking cessation programs. This current study, however, shows that satisfactory perception of work is also an important factor in improving workers’ health. This also implies that a community-based approach that considers all components of a work site, such as the workers, the working process, the work environment, and interaction among workers, is very important for workers’ health. AN: MN030300
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleRelationship between Job Satisfaction and Self-Rated Health among South Korean Workers in Manufacturing Industryen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161458-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Relationship between Job Satisfaction and Self-Rated Health among South Korean Workers in Manufacturing Industry </td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Koh, Chin</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value"> 737 20th Ave. Apt. #8, Coralville, IA, 52241, USA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Numerous studies have been completed that explore South Korean workers&rsquo; health related factors. Little occupational health research, however, has focused on the relationship between job satisfaction and workers&rsquo; health. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between job satisfaction and self-rated health among workers in the manufacturing industry in South Korea. This study used data from the 1999 Korean Labor and Income Panel Study (KLIPS). The KLIPS is a nationally representative household panel study that began its first wave in 1998 with data from 5000 households in South Korea. The current study used data form the second wave of the KLIPS, which was collected in 1999. This sample consists of the household representative respondents who were currently working in 1999. The sample of the current study consists of 452 individuals, and the unit of analysis is an individual worker. Principal component analysis is used to summarize data from 9 questions about satisfaction with job characteristics. Binary logistic regression is used to examine the relationship between self-rated health and satisfaction with job characteristics after controlling for gender, age, education, income and marital status. As a result, job satisfaction was statistically significantly associated with workers&rsquo; self-rated health. The limitation of this study is that no causal relation can be explained with this result. Nevertheless, there are still implications for further research and policy making. The majority of research and policies to improve workers&rsquo; health has focused on how to change individual worker&rsquo;s behavior; some examples are worksite nutrition programs and smoking cessation programs. This current study, however, shows that satisfactory perception of work is also an important factor in improving workers&rsquo; health. This also implies that a community-based approach that considers all components of a work site, such as the workers, the working process, the work environment, and interaction among workers, is very important for workers&rsquo; health. AN: MN030300 </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:21:40Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:21:40Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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