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 three different occupations: clerical workers, university professors and sales associates. The study revealed both similarities and differences in stressors and coping techniques reported across occupations. Interpersonal conflict, work overload and time wasters were common across all occupations. Lack of control and work overload were reported as major stressors by the clerical group and interpersonal conflict as a major stressor by the academic and sales groups. Gender differences were also found.
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Journal of Organizational Behavior, v. 20, issue 1, p. 63-73
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Narayanan, Lakshmi; Menon, Shanker; and Spector, Paul E., "Stress in the Workplace: A Comparison of Gender and Occupations" (1999). Psychology Faculty Publications. 666.