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Occupational stress in different organizations: a Saudi Arabian survey

Khaled A. Ben‐Bakr (Chairman of the Department of Management and Marketing at the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.)
Id S. Al‐Shammari (Assistant Professor of Management at the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.)
Omar A. Jefri (Assistant Professor of Marketing at the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.)

Journal of Managerial Psychology

ISSN: 0268-3946

Article publication date: 1 August 1995

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Abstract

Reports on a study which utilized responses from 442 employees working in 23 different Saudi organizations to assess stress levels and their differences with respect to nationality (Saudis, Arabs, Asians and Westerners), age, tenure, type of organization (public, semi‐private, private), and organizational size (small, medium, large). The findings suggest that: the main source of stress for employees working in private organizations is the lack of knowledge about their performance evaluation results, while this is not the case for employees working in public organizations; Saudi employees have the highest levels of stress, with Arabs second, Asians third, while Westerners (Europeans and North Americans) registered the lowest levels of stress; employees who are less than 30 years old experience the highest levels of stress; employees with six‐to‐ten years of experience show the highest levels of stress; and there is a significant inverse relationship between educational level and stress level.

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Ben‐Bakr, K.A., Al‐Shammari, I.S. and Jefri, O.A. (1995), "Occupational stress in different organizations: a Saudi Arabian survey", Journal of Managerial Psychology, Vol. 10 No. 5, pp. 24-28. https://doi.org/10.1108/02683949510085956

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