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Table 4 Comparison of WSRI 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 *
Somatic symptoms 119 6.23 6.32 0.753 5.60 4.98 0.753 0.201 88 12.20 8.05 0.756 10.69 6.95 0.747 0.058
Depressive symptoms 120 4.58 5.56 0.748 3.97 4.52 0.758 0.177 89 8.96 7.10 0.752 8.16 6.20 0.747 0.247
Anger symptoms 120 3.08 3.73 0.788 3.17 3.35 0.798 0.762 89 6.68 5.22 0.791 6.70 4.26 0.791 0.972
Work-related symptoms 120 1.96 2.32 0.820 1.70 1.85 0.838 0.140 89 3.79 2.83 0.830 3.51 2.59 0.826 0.365
Total score 119 15.87 15.48 0.829 14.47 13.25 0.877 0.233 88 31.60 20.50 0.854 29.17 17.22 0.832 0.205
  1. *p-value by paired t-test.
  2. WSRI: Worker’s Stress Response Inventory, SD: Standard deviation, CB α: Cronbach’s alpha.