J Korean Acad Nurs.  2004 Oct;34(6):964-973.

A Study on Influencing Factors in Health Promoting Behaviors of Women Workers at Small-scale Industries

  • 1Graduate School of Nursing, Pusan National University, Korea.
  • 2Department of Nursing, College of Nursing, Pusan National University, Korea. jeongis@pusan.ac.kr


This study was aimed to identify the major factors affecting performance in health promoting behaviors in women workers at small-scale industries. METHOD: This study was based on the Pender's Health Promotion Model. The subjects for this study were 251 women workers at 23 small-scale industries in Busan city. The data for this study was collected from July 15th to August 15th 2003 by structured questionaries, and were analyzed with ANOVA, t-test, Pearson' correlation coefficient, and multiple Regression in the SPSS/WIN 10.0. RESULT: The mean performance of the health promoting behavior was 2.56. The factors related to the performance of the health promoting behaviors were social support, marital status, status of owning a house, perceived barriers to action, working time, and self-efficacy, and they explained 58.4% of the variance of the health promoting behaviors. CONCLUSION: The mean performance of the health promoting behavior seemed to be low, and the most important variable related to health promoting behaviorsof women working at a small-scale industry was social support. Therefore, intervention programs to increase the social support for women worker need to be developed.


Health Promotion; Worker; Women; Industry

MeSH Terms

*Health Promotion
Middle Aged
*Occupational Health Services
*Women, Working
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