Potential Sources Of Stress

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Potential Sources Of Stress

  1. 1. Potential sources of stress <ul><li>Environmental factors: </li></ul><ul><li>Just as environmental uncertainty influences the design of an organization’s structure, it also influences stress levels among employees in that organization. Changes in business cycle create </li></ul><ul><li>Economic uncertainties </li></ul><ul><li>Political uncertainties </li></ul><ul><li>Technological change </li></ul><ul><li>Terrorism </li></ul>
  2. 2. Organizational factors <ul><li>Task demands </li></ul><ul><li>Role demands </li></ul><ul><li>Inter-personal demands </li></ul><ul><li>Personal factors: </li></ul><ul><li>family issues </li></ul><ul><li>personal economic problems </li></ul><ul><li>inherent personality </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Stressors are addictive </li></ul><ul><li>A fact that tends to be overlooked when stressors are reviewed individually is that stress is an addictive phenomenon.If we want to appraise the total amount of stress an individual is under, we have to sum up his or her opportunity stresses, constraint stresses and demand stresses. </li></ul><ul><li>Individual differences: </li></ul><ul><li>Some people thrive on stressful situations, while others are overwhelmed </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>by them. Atleast 6 variables have been found to be relevant moderators. </li></ul><ul><li>Perception </li></ul><ul><li>Job experience </li></ul><ul><li>Social support </li></ul><ul><li>Belief in locus of control </li></ul><ul><li>Self-efficacy </li></ul><ul><li>Hostility. </li></ul>

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