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Table 3 Comparison of the KOSS scores obtained through the pre- and post-stress surveys

From: Effectiveness of a Comprehensive Stress Management Program to Reduce Work-Related Stress in a Medium-Sized Enterprise

  Blue-collar workers White-collar workers
   Pre- Post-    Pre- Post-  
Subscales N Mean SD CB α Mean SD CB α P * N Mean SD CB α Mean SD CB α P *
Physical environment 117 65.24 19.16 0.794 59.45 20.29 0.818 0.003 89 36.44 20.11 0.884 36.45 18.50 0.777 0.995
Job demands 119 45.83 15.47 0.766 40.86 14.18 0.816 0.001 89 55.20 17.96 0.874 53.84 14.57 0.760 0.396
Insufficient job control 119 54.51 13.71 0.797 52.16 12.32 0.830 0.054 89 52.44 15.48 0.874 49.81 19.02 0.788 0.248
Interpersonal conflicts 119 38.10 15.86 0.786 36.98 14.13 0.811 0.498 89 39.32 17.73 0.863 35.96 14.84 0.747 0.077
Job insecurity 116 46.24 11.03 0.795 45.74 12.51 0.828 0.649 88 43.56 16.60 0.880 43.88 12.58 0.778 0.838
Organizational system 119 57.98 17.94 0.750 53.06 16.26 0.797 0.001 90 53.12 17.44 0.856 50.64 14.46 0.720 0.162
Lack of rewards 120 52.36 14.43 0.767 49.51 14.19 0.795 0.035 90 50.43 17.29 0.858 48.65 13.90 0.740 0.265
Organizational climate 118 38.70 16.03 0.757 36.02 15.29 0.799 0.048 90 47.55 17.35 0.856 42.71 17.21 0.720 0.011
Total score 113 49.82 9.20 0.734 46.39 9.45 0.776 <0.001 88 47.26 12.23 0.844 45.39 9.03 0.706 0.112
  1. *p-value by paired t-test.
  2. KOSS: Korean Occupational Stress Scale, SD: Standard deviation, CB α: Cronbach’s alpha.