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Occupational stress: an analysis of the causes

Ali Mohamed, Ashgar Ali and Sardar Baig, Farheen Baig and Ahmad, Muhamad Hassan and Kasi, Arun (2018) Occupational stress: an analysis of the causes. In: The 1st International Conference of Education, Law & Social Issues (ICELSI 2018), 15th-16th September 2018, Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

Occupational stress may have an impact on the effectiveness of an organisation. Excessive workload or demand, stressful deadlines, long working hours, insufficient number of staff, lack of support from co-workers and supervisors, annoying co-workers, unsatisfied customers, and hazardous working conditions, among others are some of the underlying causes of occupational stress. Job uncertainty due to impending retrenchment, restructuring or management changes and hostile work environment could also give rise to occupational stress. Occupational stress often results in high dissatisfaction among the employees in terms of job mobility, burnout and poor work performance and less effective interpersonal relations at work. Excessive or unmanageable demands, insufficient support from co-workers and unsatisfactory working conditions may affect staff-motivation and productiveness. Longterm stress or traumatic events at work may have affect the workers physically and psychologically. In light of the above, this paper seeks to deliberate on the causes of occupational stress with reference to unmanageable workload,job insecurity, sexual harassment, workplace discrimination and employer’s unlawful conduct.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 2924/68408
Uncontrolled Keywords: Stress, Occupational, Causes
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF636 Applied psychology
K Law > K Law (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws
Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Depositing User: Dr. Muhamad Hassan Ahmad
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2018 10:58
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2019 09:38
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/68408

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