JOURNAL BROWSE
Search
Advanced SearchSearch Tips
The Effects of Job Stress and Psychosocial Stress among Dental Hygienists
facebook(new window)  Pirnt(new window) E-mail(new window) Excel Download
  • Journal title : Journal of dental hygiene science
  • Volume 15, Issue 5,  2015, pp.679-687
  • Publisher : the Korean Society of Dental Hygiene science
  • DOI : 10.17135/jdhs.2015.15.5.679
 Title & Authors
The Effects of Job Stress and Psychosocial Stress among Dental Hygienists
Won, Young-Soon; Oh, Han-Na;
  PDF(new window)
 Abstract
The purpose of this study was to examine the job stress and psychosocial stress of dental hygienists and risk factors related to psychosocial stress. The subjects in this study were 349 dental hygienists in dental hospitals and clinics located in Jeonbuk Province. A self-administered survey was conducted, and the collected data were analyzed. The findings of the study were as follows: The median of their total scores in job stress was 46.0, and the average of psychosocial stress scores was 23.67. As a result of analyzing their demographic characteristics and psychosocial stress, many of the respondents who were younger, who had less working experience and who drank once or twice a week belonged to the high-risk group of psychosocial stress (p<0.05). Concerning the relationship between job stress and psychosocial stress, many of the respondents who suffered from heavier job stress belonged to the high-risk group of psychosocial stress (p<0.05). The group whose occupational climate was less stressful was 3.6-fold more likely to belong to the high-risk group of psychosocial stress than the other whose workpalce culture was more stressful before the correction of the data, and the former was 3.4-fold more likely to do that than the latter after that. The group whose total score in workplace stress was higher was 2.3-fold more likely to belong to the high-risk group of psychosocial stress than the other whose workplace stress was lower before the correction of the data, and the former was 2.7-fold more likely to do that than the latter after that. Given the findings of the study, the development of job stress management programs is required, and everybody should make sustained self-management efforts to relieve their own stress and try to get rid of it in their own way.
 Keywords
Dental hygienist;Job stress;Psychosocial stress;
 Language
Korean
 Cited by
 References
1.
Yu KY: The association between job stress and psychosocial stress in young male and female manufacture workers. Unpublished master's thesis dissertation, Ajou University, Suwon, 2010.

2.
Lee KS: The exploratory study of stress factors experienced by the employed nurses. Unpublished master's thesis dissertation, Yonsei University, Seoul, 1983.

3.
Cho KH, Lee DB, Cho YC: Psychosocial distress and its related factors among clerical public officers. Korean J Occup Environ Med 19: 26-37, 2007.

4.
Willmot M: The new ward manager: an evaluation of the changing role of the charge nurse. J Adv Nurs 28: 419-427, 1998. crossref(new window)

5.
Han KS, Choi MY, Lee SJ: Experiences of job stress-coping in health care professionals. Korean J Str Res 21: 131-139, 2013.

6.
Lee JH, Kim JH: Analysis of correlation between dental hygienist's job stress and social psychological stress. J Korea Content Assoc 12: 400-408, 2012. crossref(new window)

7.
Stansfeld S, Candy B: Psychosocial work environment and mental health-ameta-analytic review. Scand J Environ Health 32: 443-462, 2006. crossref(new window)

8.
Kim HC, Kwon KS, Koh DH, et al.: The relationship between job stress and psychosocial stress among nurses at a university hospital. Korean J Occup Environ Med 18: 25-34, 2006.

9.
Ha JH, Kim DI, Seo BS, Kim WS, Ryu SH, Kim SG: Job stress and psychosocial stress among firefighters. Korean J Occup Environ Med 20: 104-111, 2008.

10.
Chang SJ, Koh SB, Kang DM, et al.: Developing an occupational stress scale for Korean employees. Korean J Occup Environ Med 17: 297-317, 2005.

11.
The Korean Society for Preventive Medicine: Standardization of collection and measurement of health statistics data. Gyechuk Munwhasa, Seoul, pp.92-143, 2000.

12.
Choi EK: Comparison of psychosocial distress of occupation. Unpublished master's thesis dissertation, Korea University, Seoul, 2009.

13.
Reissman DB, Orris P, Lacey R, Hartman DE: Downsizing, role demands, and job stress. J Occup Environ Med 41: 289-293, 1999. crossref(new window)

14.
Han SS: A study on relationship between job insecurity and psychosocial distress. Unpublished master's thesis dissertation, Yonsei University, Seoul, 2003.

15.
Statistics Korea: Psychological stress status. Retrieved August 31, 2015, from http://kosis.kr/statHtml/statHtml.do?orgId=117&tblId=DT_11702_N061&vw_cd=&list_id=&scrId=&seqNo=&lang_mode=ko&obj_var_id=&itm_id=&conn_path=K1&path=(2015, May 26).

16.
Kim SH, Lee SM: Effect of obesity and psychological stress on oral health. J Dent Hyg Sci 15: 119-128, 2015. crossref(new window)

17.
Lee YJ, Choi GJ: The effect of Korean adult's mental health on QOL-The fifth Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2010. J Digit Policy Manag 11: 321-327, 2013.

18.
Park HJ, Park SK, Cho YC: Relationship between the psychosocial factors and job stress among clerical public officers. J Korea Acad Coop Soc 15: 5610-5620, 2014.

19.
Estryn BM, Kaminski M, Peigne E, et al.: Stress at work and mental health status among female hospital workers. Br J Ind Med 47: 20-28, 1990.

20.
Lee SY, Yu BC: Relationship between occupational stress and work-related factors in dental hygienists. J Dent Hyg Sci 11: 553-562, 2011.