Korean J Occup Health Nurs.  2011 Aug;20(2):221-229.

A Study on the Relationship between Family Stress and Health Promoting Behavior of the Dual Earner Couples

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  • 1Department of Nursing, Chodang University, Korea. arjoo@chodang.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to identify the relationship between family stress and health promoting behavior (HPB) of the dual earner couples.
METHODS
The subjects were 312 dual earner couples selected from G city by convenient sampling. The data were collected from October 1 to November 10, 2009, and analyzed using frequencies, t-test, ANOVA, Duncan test, and Pearson's correlation coefficient with the SPSS/WIN 17.0.
RESULTS
The mean score of family stress and HPB on the subjects were 2.98 and 3.29 respectively. Family stress showed a significant difference according to monthly income. HPB showed a significant difference according to exercise, smoking, and drinking. HPB had a significantly positive correlation with family stress.
CONCLUSION
This study suggested that we should develop programs to increase regular exercise and to quit drinking and smoking for the dual earner couples in occupational health nursing.

Keyword

Health; Stress
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