1993 年 8 巻 1 号 p. 33-40
This field research used three classes of variables: stressor variables (work stress), moderating variables, and strain variables (psychological responses). The research Was conducted in a computer factory. One of the effective moderaters, the Purpose-in-Life (PIL) score was examined using ANOVA and regression methodologies. Significant impacts by the moderating PIL score were observed on “Anexity”, “Depression”, “Decline of working will” and “Anger”. Yet in cases of work overload, obstacle, failure, role underload, role. overload and cautious work, the moderating effects were shown on a few stress related responses. The moderating effect of PIL on fatigue was shown only when the work stress was general physical work. No moderating effect by PIL was observed on irritation. This study discusses the specific characteristics of PIL-score as a moderaler.