The Relationship Between the Role Conflict and Self-reported Climacteric Symptoms of the Middle-aged Industrial Female Workers

일부 생산직 중년 여성근로자의 역할갈등과 갱년기증상과의 관계

  • Choi, Ran (Department of Nursing, St. Mary's Hospital, Catholic University) ;
  • Park, Chai Soon (College of Nursing, Catholic University)
  • 최란 (가톨릭대학교 부속 성모병원 간호부) ;
  • 박재순 (가톨릭대학교 간호대학)
  • Published : 1997.12.30


The purpose of this study was to analyze relationship between the role conflict and self-reported climacteric symptoms in the middle-aged industrial female workers. The data were collected by self-reported questionnaire from Nov. 1 to Nov. 30, 1996. The subjects were 201 women whose age, between 40 and 59 years. The analysis of data was t-test, ANOVA, $Scheff{\grave{e}}$ test, Pearson correlation coefficient analysis, Stepwise multiple regression analysis. The results were as follows : 1. 54.8% of the respondents had their climacteric symptom in middle life. 2. Age and religion affected significantly self-reported climacteric symptoms(F=4.2, P=.007 ; t=-2.1, P=0.42). 3. A comparison between two groups, with high and low rate of self-reported climacteric symptoms, indicated that for middle-aged industrial female workers when role conflict is high, climacteric symptoms is high(t=7.8, P=.000). 4. The relationship between self-reported climacteric symptoms and role conflict was positively significant(r=.5, P=.000). 5. The role conflict as a spouse affected significantly self-reported climacteric symptoms(F=52.6, P=.000). Role conflict the role as a spouse was explained 21% of self-reported climacteric symptoms. In conclusion, role conflict is the dominant factor in influencing self-reported climacteric symptoms.