論文

査読有り
2018年7月

The Relationship between Stressors and Mental Health among Japanese Middle-Aged Women in Urban Areas

Women & health
  • Suzuki, J
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  • Takeda, F
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  • Kishi, K
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  • Monma, T

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開始ページ
534
終了ページ
547
記述言語
英語
掲載種別
研究論文(学術雑誌)
DOI
10.1080/03630242.2017.1321606
出版者・発行元
ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD

In middle age, some people may become mentally or emotionally unstable. Additionally, in Japan, mood disorders, such as depressive symptoms, occur mostly among middle-aged women (i.e., aged 40-49 years). However, few studies have examined stressors related to mental health (a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community). In the present research, we developed a stressor scale for middle-aged women (SSMW) and examined stressors correlated with middle-aged women's mental health. In January 2015, an anonymous, self-administered survey was mailed to 1,000 randomly selected women aged 45 through 64 years living in Tokyo, Japan. Completed questionnaires were obtained from 329 women (32.9%). Factor analysis identified the following stressor categories: 'relationship with my husband', 'uneasiness about old age', 'health concerns', 'work-life balance', and 'relationship with my friends'. 'Uneasiness about old age' and 'health concerns' were correlated negatively with participants' mental health. Improving middle-age

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DOI
https://doi.org/10.1080/03630242.2017.1321606

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