Relationship between job stress and oral health-related quality of life in the blue collar workers

생산직 근로자의 직무스트레스와 구강건강 관련 삶의 질의 관련성

Kim, Hyeong-Ran;Jo, Ji-Young;Yu, Byeng-Chul

  • Received : 2016.11.01
  • Accepted : 2016.06.24
  • Published : 2016.06.30


Objectives: The purpose of the study is to investigate the relationship between job stress and oral health-related quality of life in the blue collar workers. Methods: This study has been conducted with subjects of blue-collar workers who work in the industrial section located in Gyeongnam area from August 2013 to September 2013. Korean Occupational Stress Scale(KOSS-SF) and oral health impact profile(OHIP-14) were used as research tools. Data were analyzed by descriptive analysis, t-test, ANOVA, and multiple regression analysis. Results: Overall job stress and oral heal-related quality of life level of subjects were $57.32{\pm}8.03$ and $14.17{\pm}9.27$. The influential factors of oral heal-related quality of life of blue-collar workers were job demand, interpersonal conflict and organizational climate (subcategory of job stress), respectively. Conclusions: It is necessary to improve the better working condition for the oral health-related quality of life due to job stress in the blue collar workers.


blue collar workers;job stress;quality of life related to oral health


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