Stress in the Workplace: A Comparison of Gender and Occupations
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Stressful incidents at work were examined using an open-ended technique for threedierent occupations: clerical workers, university professors and sales associates. Thestudy revealed both similarities and dierences in stressors and coping techniquesreported across occupations. Interpersonal con¯ict, work overload and time wasterswere common across all occupations. Lack of control and work overload were reportedas major stressors by the clerical group and interpersonal con¯ict as a major stressor bythe academic and sales groups. Gender dierences were also found.
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Journal of Organizational Behavior, v. 20, issue 1, p. 63-73.
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Narayanan, L.; Menon, S.; Spector, P. E.; and Spector, Paul E., "Stress in the Workplace: A Comparison of Gender and Occupations" (1999). Psychology Faculty Publications. 666.