Occupational Stress Psychology

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Motowildo et.al. (1986) examined occupational stress and its relation with individual characteristics, job conditions, stressful events, affect, and job performance. Findings show that ratings of interpersonal aspects of job performance and cognitive/motivational aspects correlated significantly with self-reported perceptions of stressful events, subjective stress, depression, and hostility. Models developed through path analysis suggest that the frequency and subjective intensity of the 45 events identified in Study 1 caused feelings of stress, leading to depression and causing decrements in interpersonal and cognitive/motivational aspects of job performance.

Kirk L. Froggatt and John L. Cotton, (1987) in their study controlled laboratory
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Greer and Marry Anne Dorland Castro, (1986) in a study examined the functional relationship between occupational stress and perceived unit effectiveness of Purchasing agents in a Southwestern U.S. city based on a self-report questionnaire, which solicited measures of stress and effectiveness and such information as respondents’ gender, age, number of subordinates, and position tenure and their organizations ' size and type of industry. A regression analysis of these responses which controlled for individual and organizational differences-found that perceived unit effectiveness was negatively related to occupational stress and positively related to age. The researchers found no evidence of an inverted-U-shaped relationship between stress and effectiveness, and little support for the proposition that gender moderates the…show more content…
Data were collected from two groups and in one stage design. The samples included 93 midwives of delivery rooms and 75 midwives of health centers. The data gathering tool was a questionnaire. The results showed a significant difference between occupational stress in both groups (delivery room midwives and health centers midwives). There was no significant relation between age, marital status, level of education with occupational stress, but there was a significant relation between number of children, satisfaction, economic condition, personality type with occupational stress There was a significant relation between job satisfaction, education, health services and occupational stress. But, there was not any significant relation between occupational stress with other professional factors. According to the results, change of midwives in delivery rooms with midwives in health centers each 5 years is

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