2012 Volume 88 Issue 2 Pages 39-48
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of job stress and coping profiles on depression among staff in research institute of science and technology. Self-administered questionnaires were distributed to 473 males (researchers and engineers : 87.6% ; administrative/clerical staff：12.4%) working in a research institute of science and technology. A multiple regression analysis with depression as the dependent variable revealed that “future career prospects”, “quantitative workload”, and “support from colleagues” on the job stress scale, and also “active solution” and “avoidance and suppression” regarding the coping profiles significantly affected depression. These findings suggested that measures against depression among staff in the research institute should include : developing a career development framework to help staff members work with future prospects ; adjusting and managing the workload ; creating an environment facilitating coworker support ; conducting group training as well as individual interviews focusing on coping skills and strategies.