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Job Stressors and Their Effects on Physical Health, Emotional Health and Job Satisfaction in a University

Jagdish K. Dua (University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia)

Journal of Educational Administration

ISSN: 0957-8234

Article publication date: 1 March 1994

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Abstract

All staff at the University of New England were sent a personal particulars form and questionnaires designed to obtain information about job‐related factors which acted as stressors for them, their general stress, their emotional health, and their physical health. Factor analysis of the job stressors questionnaires revealed that six factors, namely, job significance, workload, work politics, interpersonal dealings at work, work conditions, and university reorganization, were the major stressors for the staff. In general, younger staff members reported more job stress than older staff. Staff belonging to the Faculty of Education, Nursing and Professional Studies at the Armidale campus and general staff at the Armidale campus reported more job stress than other staff. There was some indication that staff employed at the higher job levels were less stressed than those employed at the lower job levels and support staff. Both the job stress and non‐work stress were associated with poor physical health, poor emotional health, and high job dissatisfaction.

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Dua, J.K. (1994), "Job Stressors and Their Effects on Physical Health, Emotional Health and Job Satisfaction in a University", Journal of Educational Administration, Vol. 32 No. 1, pp. 59-78. https://doi.org/10.1108/09578239410051853

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MCB UP Ltd

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