The Journal of Education and Health Science
Online ISSN : 2434-9127
Print ISSN : 0285-0990
Volume 61 , Issue 3
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  • Ikuma MURAKAMI, Ryoji TAHARA, Seigo NAKAYAMA, Kenji KAMINO, Kazumasa M ...
    2016 Volume 61 Issue 3 Pages 257-266
    Published: 2016
    Released: October 01, 2021
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    In this study, we developed a scale to measure the level of work motivation in administrative staff of universities in order to examine its relationship to mental health in the workplace.  As a result, we found the following six factors to be useful measures to determine the administrative staff’s level of work motivation: self-expression, being valued by others, doing rewarding work, sense of satisfaction with the profession, sense of belonging, and relationship with coworkers.  In regard to the relation between the work motivation scale and workplace mental health, the results indicated that when the sense of achievement and doing rewarding work scores were high, and when tiredness and feeling spent as well as avoidance of social relations scores were low, the work motivation of the administrative staff improved.
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  • -Focusing on a Role of Health Fitness Programmers-
    Yuko HAGIWARA, Yuji NAGASAKA
    2016 Volume 61 Issue 3 Pages 267-275
    Published: 2016
    Released: October 01, 2021
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     The purpose of this study was to develop a social support scale for medical fitness club users, and to investigate the relationships between the length of exercise and a social support for medical fitness club users.  The subjects were 202 medical fitness club users (male: 72, female: 130) who were provided exercise instructions for by health fitness programmers, and completed the questionnaires.  Exploratory factor analysis was conducted to analyze social support items, and 2 factors (instrumental support: 8 items, emotional support: 8 items) were extracted.  Additionally, reliability and validity were confirmed by Cronbach’s alpha and confirmatory factor analysis. The result suggested that a social support scale for medical fitness club users have enough validity and reliability.  Furthermore, the result of examination of relationships between the length of exercise and a social support for medical fitness club users showed that medical fitness club users less than a year needed more both instrumental support and emotional support than those of a year or more.  The developed scale might be used to measure a social support for medical fitness users to examine promotion of exercise adherence.
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  • Takuya WATANABE, Katsunori FUJII, Ken NAKAZAWA
    2016 Volume 61 Issue 3 Pages 276-283
    Published: 2016
    Released: October 01, 2021
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    Studies looking at the effects of earthquakes on university students are rare. In Fukushima Prefecture, long outdoor activities are restricted because of the effects of the nuclear disaster at Tokyo Electric Power Company's Fukushima Daiichi Plant that occurred with the Great East Japan Earthquake. In this study we investigated the effects of earthquake on university students in Fukushima Prefecture from changes over time in physique and physical strength, as well as the level of accumulated body fat based on differences in morphological properties. The subjects were about 1,000 male students who started university from the years of 2004 to 2015. Considering this background, we calculated the statistics over time for physique, body composition, and motor performance. The results of an analysis of variance showed a significant difference in grip strength. Regarding annual trend of fat accumulation rate by difference of morphological quality based on evaluation of regression polynomial of %fat for BMI, it was basically no difference in compared with first semester and second semester from 2004 to 2015. In this study, effects on physique were not observed. In motor performance, although significant difference was observed, a clear trend was not observed. The results of an analysis of variance showed a significant difference in grip strength. Assessing annual trends in grip strength from a least squares approximation polynomial, it was shown that grip strength decreased until 2012 and that currently there is a slightly rising trend. In present study, the results did not showed the clear effects of earthquake on university students in Fukushima Prefecture. In the future, it is considered that there is a need for further analysis study were classified subject in detail.
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