The Effect of Job Stress on Impaired Control over Alcohol in Manufacturing Company Office Workers A Moderated Mediation Effect of Distress Tolerance through Coping Drinking Motivation

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HyungKi Hong
HyunJin Kim


This study is to analyze the moderated mediation effect of distress tolerance through coping motive for drinking in relation between job stress and impaired control over alcohol of office Workers in the manufacturing industry. To this end, an online survey was conducted on office employees of manufacturer L, located in Jeonbuk and Gyeonggi-do. Total 233 data(males=212, females=21) were analyzed using SPSS 21.0 and SPSS Macro. As a result, first, the coping motive for drinking had a full mediating effect in the relationship between job stress and impaired control over alcohol. Second, the distress tolerance moderated the relation between the coping motive for drinking and impaired control over alcohol. Third, the moderated mediation effect of distress tolerance on the relation between job stress and impaired control over alcohol through coping motive for drinking was statistically significant. The significance and limitations of this study on alcohol control management for workers in the manufacturing industry were discussed.


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Hong, H., & Kim, H. (2021). The Effect of Job Stress on Impaired Control over Alcohol in Manufacturing Company Office Workers: A Moderated Mediation Effect of Distress Tolerance through Coping Drinking Motivation. Korean Journal of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 34(2), 261–285.
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HyungKi Hong, Seoul Cyber University

Graduate school of counseling psychology

HyunJin Kim, Seoul Cyber University

Graduate school of counseling psychology, Associate professor


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