Stress can be explained basically as pressure upon a person’s psychological system which arises out of complexity of one’s work life. It also affects his or her physical and behavior system.
Stress is basically the influence of one object on another object. Mainly three terms are used as synonyms to stress like stress, strain, pressure. Stress is an experience that creates physiological and psychological imbalance within a person. Stress gets generated whenever there is a change in its environment and work conditions.
Stress is not necessarily bad in and of itself. Stress being negative also has positive value. Stress is said to be positive when the situation offers an opportunity for one to gain something. Distress and Eustress: Distress is negative aspect of stress which occurs when we feel insecure, helpless as a result tension and pressure. Eutress is the term used to describe positive stress. Eustress is the stress of meeting challenges.
High Performance Low Low Stress High
Individual Factors Family problems Economic problems Personality type Life and carrier
Organizational Factors Organizational structure Organizational policies Organization’s life stage Task demand Social changes Economic changes Technological changes
Group Stress Social support Community conditions Showing lack of concern
Environmental Factors Economic uncertainty Political uncertainty Technological uncertainty
Consequence of Stress
Physiological Symptoms Headaches High blood pressure Heart disease
Psychological Symptoms Depression Decrease in job satisfaction Anxiety