Job Stress and Cardiometabolic Lifestyle Modification Behaviors Among Workers in High-risk and Low-risk Workplaces

Jiyeon Jung, Jina Choo, Sooyeon Park, Jihyun Moon, Songwhi Noh

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Abstract

Objective: There is scarce evidence revealing an association between job stress and cardiometabolic lifestyle modification behaviors among workers. Methods: A cross-sectional, correlation study was conducted among workers in high-risk and low-risk workplaces by work characteristics. Results: Workers in high-risk workplaces had significantly higher job stress levels than low-risk workplaces. Higher job stress was significantly associated with lower cardiometabolic lifestyle modification behaviors (β = -0.14, P =.001). This significant association was evident only for high-risk workplaces in total job stress (β = -0.16, P =.001), including job demand (β = -0.16, P =.005) and job insecurity (β = -0.11, P =.026). Conclusions: Strategies for alleviating job stress should be prioritized to high-risk workplaces, and these efforts may concomitantly contribute to cardiometabolic risk reduction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E346-E351
JournalJournal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Volume63
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Jun 1

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work has been supported by the Incheon Metropolitan Office of the Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency (KOSHA) and the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant by the Korea government (No. NRF-2019R1A2C1004116).

Publisher Copyright:
Copyright © 2021 American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Keywords

  • cardiovascular disease
  • health behavior
  • job stress
  • workers
  • workplace

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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