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Table 1 Distribution of sample characteristics with psychosocial well-being

From: The work–life balance and psychosocial well-being of South Korean workers

Characteristics WHO well-being group n (%) P value
  Good well-being Poor well-being  
Work-life balance
 Good 15,927 (59.1) 11,027 (40.9) < 0.001
 Poor 4075 (46.3) 4735 (53.7)  
Work-related characteristics
 Job type
  White collar 3619 (63.0) 2125 (37.0) < 0.001
  Service 9010 (61.3) 5678 (38.7)  
  Blue collar 7536 (48.1) 8131 (51.9)  
Weekly work hours
  ≤ 47 13,322 (58.2) 9576 (41.8) < 0.001
 48–52 3699 (56.5) 2849 (43.5)  
  ≥ 53 3065 (47.6) 3370 (52.4)  
Work intensity
 Low 10,954 (55.7) 8724 (44.3) 0.341
 High 9098 (56.2) 7100 (43.8)  
Job autonomy
 high 9502 (58.7) 6672 (41.3) < 0.001
 low 9200 (54.0) 7832 (46.0)  
Job insecurity
 secure 18,344 (56.5) 14,139 (43.5) < 0.001
 insecure 717 (51.4) 678 (48.6)  
Support at work
 high 16,226 (59.4) 11,088 (40.6) < 0.001
 low 2777 (43.1) 3663 (56.9)  
Individual characteristics
 Gender
  Male 10,291 (55.7) 8201 (44.3) 0.404
  Female 9887 (56.1) 7741 (43.9)  
 Age
   < 30 3098 (62.2) 1882 (37.8) < 0.001
  30–39 5683 (61.7) 3522 (38.3)  
  40–49 5840 (56.1) 4564 (43.9)  
   ≥ 50 5559 (48.2) 5975 (51.8)  
 Education
  Below middle school 1726 (39.9) 2599 (60.1) < 0.001
  Graduate high school 6859 (52.1) 6306 (47.9)  
  Above college 11,586 (62.2) 7034 (37.8)  
 Income (KRW)
   < 1,000,000 2194 (47.6) 2419 (52.4) < 0.001
  1,000,000–1,999,999 6341 (51.6) 5947 (48.4)  
  2,000,000–3,000,000 5865 (58.8) 4108 (41.2)  
   ≥ 3,000,000 5356 (62.9) 3160 (37.1)  
 Cohabitation status
  No 2792 (53.6) 2420 (46.4) < 0.001
  Yes 17,386 (56.2) 13,523 (43.8)  
 Contribution to household earnings
  Primary earner 11,366 (53.6) 9821 (46.4) < 0.001
  Secondary earner 7281 (60.0) 4863 (40.0)  
  Equally earner 1397 (56.9) 1060 (43.1)