Relationship between Job Stress and Smoking Behaviors among Small Scale Manufacturing Male Workers

소규모 제조업 남성 근로자의 직무스트레스와 흡연행동과의 관련성

  • Received : 2015.09.03
  • Accepted : 2015.12.04
  • Published : 2015.12.31


The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between job stress and smoking behaviors among small scale manufacturing male workers. A self administered questionnaire was given to 856 male workers employed in 24 work places under 50 members of manufacturing industries. As a results, the smoking rates of small scale manufacturing male workers was 35.2%. In the results of multiple logistic regression analysis to know the relationship between job stress and smoking behaviors, the Odds ratio of the total score of Korean Occupational Stress Scale(KOSS) and its subarea(physical environment, job demand, organizational system, lack of reward and occupational climate) were significantly increased in high risk group than normal group. These results suggested that job stress may play a significant role in the smoking behaviors in the high risk group than normal group of small scale manufacturing male workers.


Male worker;Job stress;Smoking behaviors


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