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Job stress and its management for women service workers in Korea

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  • Job stress and its management for women service workers in Korea
  • Kim, Youngtaek; Sun, Boyoung; Koh, Sangbaek
  • Korean Woman's Development Institute


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Title Job stress and its management for women service workers in Korea
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Author(English)

Kim, Youngtaek; Sun, Boyoung; Koh, Sangbaek

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Seoul:Korean Woman's Development Institute

Date 2007-12
Series Title; No Research Project
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Social Development < Social Welfare
Social Development < Gender
Holding Korean Woman's Development Institute

Abstract

Job stress in modern times has been reported to be associated with many diseases such as musculoskeletal disorder, hypertension, coronary heart disease, mental stress and burnout. In Korea, diseases resulting from job stress have been rapidly increasing since the women have actively participated in the labor market.
Women working in the service sector come from lower social class compared to those employed in other sectors. This could leave women in the service sector vulnerable to job stress because social determinants of health may negatively affect health condition.
The purpose of this study is to investigate the causes, the level of job stress and socio-psychological well-being of working women in the service sector of Korea. For the purpose of comparison, we have examined men working at the service sector as well. Lastly, we also have searched for the best job stress management policy by reviewing the cases of England, United States, and Japan.
Specifically, we have examined the level of job stress and socio-psychological well-being dependent upon various social determinants such as socio-demographics, health behaviors, job related characteristics, role conflict between workplace and home, emotional labor and sexual harassment.