Stress at Work

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Impact of work-related stressors on employees’ psychological health Mona Rafiq Marfani BBA Department of Business Administration Iqra University, Karachi INTRODUCTION Job stress can be defined as the harmful physical and emotional responses that occur when the requirements of the job do not match the capabilities, resources, or needs of the worker. Job stress can lead to poor health (mental and physical). "25% of employees view their jobs as the number one stressor in their lives." --Northwestern National Life. "75% of employees believe the worker has more on-the-job stress than a generation ago." --Princeton Survey Research Associates. "Problems at work are more strongly associated with health complaints than are any other…show more content…
WORK-RELATED STRESSORS Stressors are the agents which trigger the various stress reactions. Today 's environment provides physical, emotional, and mental stressors that set off the initial alarm reaction. Physical stressors in factories are usually linked to noise and physical and chemical hazards. Emotional or mental stressors can be unpleasant or pleasant. A promotion can be just as stressful as the loss of a position. Stressors are additive and can build up. The way in which people are affected depends on their values, experience, and adaptability (Julia Von Onciul, 1996). |Work related stressors | | | |Physical stressors Emotional and mental stressors | |* Noise * Fear (of sanctions) | |* Chemical hazards * Joy (about promotion) | |* Temperature extremes * Anger (over injustice) | |* Physical trauma * Challenge (of a new

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