The purpose of this research paper is to identify the sources of job stress and their impact on health of employees.
A total of 650 employees of power sector in Punjab (India) responded to the survey. Exploratory factor analysis and ANOVA were performed. Further, post hoc was conducted to find out which variable differs significantly.
The findings indicates that five parameters, namely workload, working environment, concentration, positivity and future perspective are the factors that are responsible to create stress in employees. There is great impact on health as “frequency of visit to a doctor” and “numbers of diseases” they have are high and “employee's time spared for exercise” is less.
Since the survey was conducted only in power sector, it is difficult to generalize the results. However, the findings from this study will provide the factors that cause job stress and how they impact on health of employees.
The result indicates the impact of job stress on health of employees in power sector. Current research suggests that job stressors should be treated timely to minimize the impact of job stress.
While previous research has focused on the effect of stress on health, the present study provides evidence of the relationship between the sources of job stress and health, particularly in power sector in Punjab. This study would be contributing to the existing literature in Indian context.
The author is thankful to the editors and reviewers for their insightful comments to improve the quality of work.
Sidhu, A., Singh, H., Virdi, S. and Kumar, R. (2020), "Job stress and its impact on health of employees: a study among officers and supervisors", Journal of Management Development, Vol. 39 No. 2, pp. 125-144. https://doi.org/10.1108/JMD-01-2019-0004Download as .RIS
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