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The role of stress personalities: a comparative study between Indian Academia and industry

Vimal Kumar (Department of Information Management, Chaoyang University of Technology, Taichung, Taiwan)
Ankesh Mittal (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Asra College of Engineering and Technology, Sangrur, Punjab, India)
Alok Kumar Sharma (Department of Information Management, Chaoyang University of Technology, Taichung, Taiwan)
Ramli Ahmad (Department of Information Management, Chaoyang University of Technology, Taichung, Taiwan)

The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice

ISSN: 1755-6228

Article publication date: 20 April 2022

Issue publication date: 20 September 2022

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Abstract

Purpose

Stress is the most common emotional or mental state that employees experience during their work. The employees in academics and industry are facing increased levels of stress as they progress through their work. The study aims to investigate the relationship between academic and industry employees’ stress personalities. West Coast psychological consultants Mary Dempcy and Rene Tihista distinguish between the seven various types of stress and offer suggestions to deal with it.

Design/methodology/approach

In this study, the authors have built a survey questionnaire using a sample of 195 respondents from the industry and academic of North India and analysed their responses to find their stress personalities at work. The Independent sample t-test approach has been applied to analyse the employee stress personality.

Findings

The study finds out that stress is a sophisticated defence mechanism that is unique to each individual and varies depending on the environment. Using employee response of academic and industry, the study covers the essence of seven types of stress for individuals, and that lent good support to the framed hypothesis.

Research limitations/implications

These seven types of stress have importance and different levels to knowing their appropriateness to the individuals and suggest to take necessary action of plan. It shows the individuals feel about stress, how the bodies react to it and how to cope with it are all indicators of the personalities, attitudes and adaptability.

Originality/value

The novelty of this study is to apply Mary Dempcy and Rene Tihista’s stress personalities compared with the two respective categories.

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Citation

Kumar, V., Mittal, A., Sharma, A.K. and Ahmad, R. (2022), "The role of stress personalities: a comparative study between Indian Academia and industry", The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, Vol. 17 No. 6, pp. 506-525. https://doi.org/10.1108/JMHTEP-07-2021-0081

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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