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≪Organizer Abstract≫
With its aging population and dwindling workforce, Japan is striving to encourage more women to enter the workforce and management positions to become the source of economic growth through diversity. Japanese women face significant challenges in balancing a career with the established demands for their role as primary domestic. This thematic session addresses Japanese women's roles, well-being, and their quest for self-actualization in today's changing society and workplace. Four studies are presented and discussed in this session; the first paper reviews the current situation in Japan. The second paper reports a coaching intervention designed to empower young women seeking employment to move toward self-actualization. The third paper presents the psychometric properties of the Reemployment Self-efficacy Scale and an intervention designed to promote better mental health and facilitate return to work in women seeking reemployment. The final paper examines the factors influencing women's work engagement and psychosomatic health in the workplace.
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