Kyoung-Ok Park's research while affiliated with Ewha Womans University and other places

Publications (11)

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The purpose of this study was to identify the effects of social support, interacting with work stressors, on psychological stress prevention in a public hospital, based on Karasek's demand-control-support (DCS) model. A self-administered survey was conducted with 240 employees of a public hospital in the south-east of the United States. The survey...
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Objectives: This study identified the labor union associates' perception and participation status on SHEW and analyzed these two Constructs correlations with Safety and health education at work(SHEW) in manufacture and construction industries. Methods: Self-administered survey was successfully finished by 103 labor union associates (91 employed in...
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Background: School is a primary health education setting for children and the continuous support should be provided to renew school health education curriculum correspondent to socio-cultural changes in Korean society. Objectives: This study was conducted to identify the principals' and teachers' needs of health education topics for their students...
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The purpose of this study was to shed further light on the effect of modifiable health behavior risk factors on dependence in activities of daily living, defined in a multidimensional fashion. The study participants were 10,278 middle aged Americans in a longitudinal health study, the Health and Retirement Survey (HRS). A multi-stage probability sa...
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Objectives: This study was conducted to describe child perceived health knowledge, health education needs, and health behaviors by sex as a representative general characteristic and examined their associations for students' better health behavior changes. Methods: The survey participants were 410 fourth to sixth grade students in two elementary sch...
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To examine how social support at work affects depression and organizational productivity in a work-stress framework. A self-administered survey for 240 workers in a public hospital in the southeastern United States. Social support at work was directly related to high job control, low depression, and high job performance. Social support did not buff...
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This study examined ethnic group differences in the effectiveness of a healthy work organization intervention on organizational climate and worker health and well-being. Our sample consisted of employees from 21 stores of a large national retail chain. The intervention involved establishing and facilitating employee problem-solving teams in 11 of t...
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Stress is a primary health promotion issue in worksite research because psychological distress is closely related not only to workers health status but also to their job performance. This study identified the work environment and work condition factors affecting workers stress symptoms among the Korean manufacturing factory workers. A total of 7,81...
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The purpose of the study was to examine what work factors were significantly different between a high strain group and a low strain group. The participants were 373 male factory workers at four manufacturing companies producing household appliances in Puchon, Korea. A self-administered questionnaire was used to collect data on psychological strain,...
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Depression is a growing issue in work stress research because work stressors are closely related to depression and depression, in turn, affects organizational loss. Considering such subsequent causal relationships within a work stress framework, some powerful and comprehensive source to prevent work stress is needed for worksite health promotion. I...
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With occupational stress representing just one example, different streams of research have emerged over the past several decades to explain the antecedents to and consequences of possessing a "healthy" workforce. A positive characteristic of these seemingly independent efforts is that a triangulation of results has emerged supporting the importance...

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... There are many theories which have explained the concept of workplace stress, its dimensions, and its effects. Among these three most influential theories on workplace stress are person-environment fit theory, the framework of occupational stress, and the demand control support model (Vandenberg et al., 2002). These theories clearly highlight that as every working place mainly consists of the human resources, that is why human creates problems for human. ...
... , 초등 보건교사가 실시하는 보건교육 내용 과 보건교육 내용 요구도를 파악한 연구 (Kim & Kang, 2007;Lee, 2006), 보건교과교육 실시확대 이후 보건교육 실시 현황과 보건교육 정착을 위한 개 선 방안을 제시한 연구 (Kim, Ha, Park, Jung, & Kwon, 2011;Moon, Yang, Park, & Lee, 2000), 초등학교 학교장 및 일반교사를 대상으로 보건교육 내 용에 대한 인식도 속성을 분석한 연구 (Park, 2007) 등이 보고된 바 있다. 따라서 ...
... Various factors can be related to the depression level of workers. Work-related factors such as long working hour [39] and poor work environment, including exposure to dust, noise, and high to extreme temperatures [40] could be risk factors for mental health. Old age may also affect mood disorders, including depression [41]. ...
... Sin embargo, el apoyo social no funcionó como un modulador entre los estresores laborales y la depresión. En esta línea, Park (2002) concluyó que el apoyo corporativo es mucho más eficiente que el apoyo social prestado por supervisores y compañeros de trabajo al momento de modular los efectos negativos de la depresión. No obstante, el estudio concluye también que el apoyo social brindado por parte de los compañeros, supervisores e incluso gerentes, es en muchos casos importante para mitigar los riesgos de depresión en la fuerza laboral. ...
... Job demands and relationships at work are significant stressful psychosocial work environment factors (Park & Wilson, 2003). Karasek & Theorell (1990) determined that psychosocial job demands along with time pressure and conflicts are also significant sources of risk for stress-related illnesses (Lindholm, 2006). ...
... It has been found to mitigate the association between occupational stress and the development of mental and physical diseases (Dormann and Zapf, 1999;Karasek and Theorell 1990). Social support also has a direct effect on workers' health and well-being (Park et al. 2004;EU-OSHA 2002). Higher levels of social support are associated with lower rates of cardiovascular diseases, musculoskeletal disorders, cancer and overall mortality (Shirom et al. 2011;Woods 2005;EU-OSHA 2002). ...
... A crosssectional study among employees in Korea has proved the mediation effect of occupational stress between working hours and depression because social support was a key factor affecting occupational stress related to working hours and depression (Yoon et al., 2018). In America, social support at work was proved to related to be depression at public hospitals (Park et al., 2004). But, the other mechanism is uncertain now, and few studies have detailed the mediation effect of occupational stress between working hours and depression in China. ...
... Furthermore, some meta-analyses have indicated that interventions involving exercise or sports can effectively maintain ADL in older adults [8,9]. A longitudinal study targeting middle-aged adults also indicated a positive effect of exercise/sports on maintaining ADL [10]. Regarding social activities, longitudinal studies of older adults found that engaging in volunteer work was associated with decreased functional dependency [11,12]. ...
... Algılanan sosyal destek, bireyin çevresiyle etkileşime geçtiği sosyal desteği değerlendirmesine yönelik bilişsel bir süreci ifade etmektedir (Yılmaz, 2018). Bireyin yaşamında değer verdiği kişilerden gördüğü ilgi ve yakınlığı değerlendirme biçimi, algıladığı sosyal desteği belirlemektedir (Park, 2007). Sahip olduğu sosyal destekten daha çok, bireyin sahip olduğu sosyal destek sistemini algılayışı ve değerlendirme şekli sosyal destek sisteminin birey için işlevini ortaya koymaktadır. ...