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Role stress among women in the Indian information technology sector

Mohsin Aziz (Aligarh College of Engineering and Management, Aligarh, India)

Women in Management Review

ISSN: 0964-9425

Article publication date: 1 October 2004



Organisational stress originates in organisational demands that are experienced by the individual. Stress is built up in the concept of role which is conceived as the position a person occupies in a system. This paper investigates the intensity of organisational role stress among women informational technology professionals in the Indian private sector. Organisational role stress scale is used on a sample of 264 to explore the level of role stress. Resource inadequacy has emerged as the most potent role stressor, followed by role overload and personal inadequacy. The research finds differences in the level of stress between married and unmarried employees on several role stressors. However, level of education does not emerge as a significant differentiator of stressors.



Aziz, M. (2004), "Role stress among women in the Indian information technology sector", Women in Management Review, Vol. 19 No. 7, pp. 356-363.



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