Proceedings of the AASRI Winter International Conference on Engineering and Technology (AASRI-WIET 2013)

Decision Tree Analysis of Job Stress and Satisfaction of Foreign Construction Laborers in Korea

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Yoonseok Shin
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Yoonseok Shin
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DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/wiet-13.2013.25How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Foreign laborer; Decision tree; Job stress; Job satisfaction
Abstract
With the aging of the existing construction workforce and the reluctance of young manpower to enter the construction field due to it being one of the so-called “3D” (Dirty, Dangerous and Difficult) industries, the number of foreign laborers employed in Korean construction industry has been on the rise. As construction jobs involve high job intensity and the risk of safety accidents, they can trigger a high level of stress among workers. Based on this logic, we can expect that foreign construction laborers in Korea will experience even more job stress due to language barriers and cultural differences. As job stress can have a negative impact on job performance, a plan to manage the job stress of foreign construction workers in Korea should be prepared to ensure successful construction projects. Thus, this study aims to probe the relationship between job stress and job satisfaction of foreign construction laborers in Korea using a decision tree. A survey was conducted after selecting factors of job stress, and an effect of each factor was analyzed using the decision tree. As a result of that, it was found that two factors, i.e. lack of reward and organizational system, were the main influential factors that affect the job satisfaction of foreign laborers. The findings of this research are expected to serve as fundamental data to improve job performance through job stress management of foreign workers in the future.
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Proceedings
AASRI Winter International Conference on Engineering and Technology (AASRI-WIET 2013)
Part of series
Advances in Intelligent Systems Research
Publication Date
December 2013
ISBN
978-90786-77-95-6
ISSN
1951-6851
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/wiet-13.2013.25How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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