Korean J Occup Health Nurs.  2019 May;28(2):94-103. 10.5807/kjohn.2019.28.2.94.

The Factors Affecting the Health-related Quality of Life of Manufacturing Industry Workers: Focusing on Sub-contractual Workers of Ulsan's Vehicle Industry

Affiliations
  • 1Visiting Professor, Department of Nursing, Gumi University, Gumi, Korea.
  • 2Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing, Sunlin University, Pohang, Korea. sm580228@naver.com

Abstract

PURPOSE
This study aimed to investigate variables affecting health-related quality of life of manufacturing industry workers.
METHODS
We used data from 200 survey questionnaires collected from a vehicle manufacture factory located in Ulsan metropolitan area. The participants were manufacturing workers. The data were analyzed using t-test, one-way analysis of variance, and Scheffé's test to identify differences among variables. Pearson's correlation coefficient and stepwise multiple regression were used to identify variables that affected health-related quality of life.
RESULTS
The findings revealed that occupational stress and quality of sleep were statistically significant variables of the physical component score with an explanatory power of 42.2%. Occupational stress, depression, and religion were statistically significant variables of the mental component score with an explanatory power of 43.3%.
CONCLUSION
Continuous monitoring and appropriate intervention for occupational stress, quality of sleep, and depression are needed to improve manufacturing workers' health-related quality of life.

Keyword

Occupational stress; Depression; Sleep; Quality of life

MeSH Terms

Depression
Quality of Life*
Ulsan
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