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Working hours and depressive symptomatology among full-time employees: Results from the fourth Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (2007-2009)

Title
Working hours and depressive symptomatology among full-time employees: Results from the fourth Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (2007-2009)
Author
김인아
Keywords
depression; Korea; mental disorder; mental health; mental illness; workhour; worktime; PREVALENCE; DISORDERS; WORKERS; MOOD
Issue Date
2013-03
Publisher
SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL WORK ENVIRONMENT & HEALTH, TOPELIUKSENKATU 41A, SF-00250 HELSINKI, FINLAND
Citation
SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF WORK ENVIRONMENT & HEALTH, 39(5), p.515-520
Abstract
Objective This study aimed to examine the distribution of working hours and the association between working hours and depressive symptomatology using representative data from a national, population-based survey.Method Data came from the fourth Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (2007-2009), which employed a systematic, stratified cluster-sampling method. We used logistic regression procedures to estimate the importance of weekly working hours as a predictor of depressive symptomatology.Results The prevalence of depressive symptomatology was 10.2%. The work week, which averaged 48.3 hours for the sample as a whole, was longer for men (49.8 hours) than women (45.3 hours), and 12.1% of respondents were engaged in shift work. In logistic regression analyses, compared to those working <52 hours per week, the odds ratios (OR) of working hours as a predictor of depressive symptomatology were 1.19 [95% confidence interval (95% CI) 0.77-1.85] for those working 52-59 hours per week and 1.62 (95% CI 1.20-2.18) for those working >= 60 hours per week, after adjustment for demographic characteristics, health behaviors, socioeconomic status, employment status, and work schedules. It showed a positive dose response relationship between working hours and depressive symptomatology (P=0.0059).Conclusions Working hours in Korea are long. There is an association between working hours and depressive symptomatology, and there seems be a trend in working hours and depressive symptomatology.
URI
http://www.sjweh.fi/show_abstract.php?abstract_id=3356http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11754/49787
ISSN
0355-3140; 1795-990X
DOI
10.5271/sjweh.3356
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