J Agric Med Community Health.  2008 Jun;33(1):11-26.

Factors Related to Psychosocial Distress and Fatigue Symptoms among Clerical Public Officers

  • 1Department of Public Health, Graduate School of Chungnam National University, Korea.
  • 2Department of Preventive Medicine and public Health, College of Medicine, Chungnam National University, and Research Institute for Medical Sciences, Korea. choyc@cnu.ac.kr


We evaluated the level of psychosocial stresses and fatigue symptoms among clerical public officers and its related factors.
The self-administered questionnaires were performed, during the period between Dec. 5th, 2005 and Jan. 31st, 2006, to 1,005 individuals in the service of general administration located in Daejeon Metropolitan City. The survey items included subjects' socio-demographic and job-related characteristics, health-related behavior, degree of job demand, job autonomy, social support in work, type A behavior pattern, locus of control, sense of self-esteem, psychosocial distress and degree of fatigue.
The study results indicated that the level of stress or fatigue is so complicatedly influenced by variable factors as well as job-related characteristics such as socio-demographic characteristics, rank in work, or job career, to a greater extent, by job specifications and personality traits(type A) like whether performing health-related behavior or not, job demand, job autonomy, social support in work, or sense of self-esteem.
Thus the effective strategy for psychosocial distress and fatigue symptoms reduction among governmental employees requires additional programs focusing on innovated job specifications and managed personality trait.


Psychosocial distress; Fatigue symptom; Clerical public officer
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