Role Stress Case Study

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Pareek (1983) developed and standardized the Organizational Role Stress. Scale (ORS Scale) measures the above explained role stresses. He noted that till recently researches were done on three role stresses: role ambiguity, role overload and role conflict. However, he found many other role stresses in organizations. Pareek expanded the framework of stress from roles through identification of 8 role stressors which highly represent issues faced in organisational roles. Initially, he developed the Your Feelings About Your Role (YFAYR) Scale, that includes 40 items which measure distance between roles, stagnation of roles, role ambiguity, erosion, overload, isolation, inadequacy and self role distance. The YFAYR scale had been enhanced by Pareek…show more content…
Srivastav released a New ORSScale having 71 items which measured eleven role stressors, these included the role underload. This scale, which has been widely used for researches on role stress, and also as a result of the relevance found in the role stressors in ORS framework for the…show more content…
These personal variables are Age and Gender Hierarchy Functional Background Qualification Vazquez reported that stress is determined by an threat to an individual’s personal well being. Perceptions influences stress, and personal variables influence perception. So, it can be inferred that personal variables also influence stress. Also, Teas said that stress is related to job satisfaction, and personal variables also influence job satisfaction. Thus, we know that stress is related to personal variables. Bhatthacharya and Basu, Dasgupta and Kumar, All have reported the affect of age and gender on stress. These two variables have bee studied the most widely amongst all personal variables. Influence of other personal variables have generally not been reported in role stress, in research papers. It may be noted though, that Estryn-Behar emphasised on the relationship between stress of job and personal variables other than age and gender for female hospital workers. Also, Luecken reported later that women having children at their homes go through higher home strain as compared to those without children, with no relation to their marital
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