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Overload Stress Perceptions of Public Sector Employees in Pakistan: a Study of Gender, Age, and Education in South Asia

Shandana Shoaib (), Bahaudin G. Mujtaba () and Hassan Mustafa Awan ()
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Shandana Shoaib: Institute of Management Sciences
Bahaudin G. Mujtaba: Nova Southeastern University
Hassan Mustafa Awan: Institute of Management Sciences

Public Organization Review, 2019, vol. 19, issue 3, 311-324

Abstract: Abstract Stress impacts all employees in the private and public sectors. This study was conducted with public sector organizations to measure the stress perception of employees due to task overload. Data were collected from 595 employees and their overload stress perception was assessed using demographic variables. The results confirm that employees of a collectivist culture experience a moderate level of stress, and there is no difference in the stress perception of male and female employees. However, older employees and those possessing more qualification experience a slightly higher level of stress. Implications and recommendations for effective stress management are provided.

Keywords: Cultural context; Overload; Stress perception; Collectivism; Pakistan (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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DOI: 10.1007/s11115-018-0405-y

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