Next Article in Journal
Spatial and Vertical Variations and Heavy Metal Enrichments in Irrigated Soils of the Syr Darya River Watershed, Aral Sea Basin, Kazakhstan
Next Article in Special Issue
Temporary Disability Pension, RTW-Intentions, and RTW-Behavior: Expectations and Experiences of Disability Pensioners over 17 Months
Previous Article in Journal
Workplace-Based Organizational Interventions Promoting Mental Health and Happiness among Healthcare Workers: A Realist Review
Previous Article in Special Issue
Indirect Costs of Rheumatoid Arthritis Depending on Type of Treatment—A Systematic Literature Review
Article

Sex Differences in Factors Associated with General Life Satisfaction among Occupationally Injured Workers in Korea: A Panel Analysis of the 2013–2017 Panel Study of Worker’s Compensation Insurance

by 1,2, 3, 4, 5 and 6,*
1
Department of Health Administration, College of Health Science, Dankook University, Cheonan 31116, Korea
2
Global Health Unit, Department of Health Sciences, University Medical Centre Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen 9713 GZ, The Netherlands
3
Graduate School of Public Health, Korea University, Seoul 02841, Korea
4
Department of Nursing Science, Sungshin University, Seoul 01133, Korea
5
Department of Healthcare Management, Eulji University, Seongnam 13135, Korea
6
Department of Humanities and Social Medicine, College of Medicine and Catholic Institute for Healthcare Management, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul 06591, Korea
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16(22), 4397; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16224397
Received: 16 October 2019 / Revised: 6 November 2019 / Accepted: 9 November 2019 / Published: 11 November 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Return to Work and Occupational Health Services)
The majority of previous occupational studies focused on factors affecting life satisfaction among occupationally injured workers have been based on a cross-sectional design, not a sex-aggregated model. This study aimed to identify sex differences in factors related to life satisfaction among workers who experienced work-related injuries using nationally representative panel data from South Korea. Data from the first to fifth (2013–2017) waves of the Panel Study of Worker’s Compensation Insurance were analyzed. Of 1514 respondents, those who participated in all five survey waves were included in the final study population. To assess the factors associated with general life satisfaction of the occupationally injured workers, a panel data analysis was conducted using generalized estimating equations. The impacts of education level, return to work, self-rated health, task performance, self-esteem, and self-efficacy were significant in both sexes. On the other hand, the influence of age, marital status, personal labor income, and National Basic Livelihood Act recipient status significantly varied by sex. There were sex differences in factors related to general life satisfaction among occupationally injured workers, highlighting the need for sex-specific intervention programs. Employers, healthcare providers, and other stakeholders need to pay attention to vulnerable groups and investigate the most appropriate financial support. View Full-Text
Keywords: Life satisfaction; sex differences; injured workers; worker’s compensation insurance; return to work Life satisfaction; sex differences; injured workers; worker’s compensation insurance; return to work
MDPI and ACS Style

Noh, J.-W.; Kim, K.-B.; Cheon, J.; Lee, Y.; Kwon, Y.D. Sex Differences in Factors Associated with General Life Satisfaction among Occupationally Injured Workers in Korea: A Panel Analysis of the 2013–2017 Panel Study of Worker’s Compensation Insurance. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 4397. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16224397

AMA Style

Noh J-W, Kim K-B, Cheon J, Lee Y, Kwon YD. Sex Differences in Factors Associated with General Life Satisfaction among Occupationally Injured Workers in Korea: A Panel Analysis of the 2013–2017 Panel Study of Worker’s Compensation Insurance. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2019; 16(22):4397. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16224397

Chicago/Turabian Style

Noh, Jin-Won, Kyoung-Beom Kim, Jooyoung Cheon, Yejin Lee, and Young D. Kwon. 2019. "Sex Differences in Factors Associated with General Life Satisfaction among Occupationally Injured Workers in Korea: A Panel Analysis of the 2013–2017 Panel Study of Worker’s Compensation Insurance" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 16, no. 22: 4397. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16224397

Find Other Styles
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Back to TopTop