Comparative Study

| Published: June 15, 2017

A Study of Work Related Anxiety as a Function of Job Sector and Gender

Kavita R. Sonraj

Research Scholar, Dept. of Psychology, Saurashtra University, Rajkot, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.237/20170403

DOI: 10.25215/0403.237


Today Work related anxiety is becoming a worldwide problem as the global economic downturn continues. Work related anxiety is the harmful physical and emotional response that occurs when there is a poor match between job demands and the capabilities, resources, or needs of the worker. Work-related anxiety occurs when job demands are “incompatible with mental regulation processes, such as information processing, planning, and movement execution”. The primary objective of present study was to examine relationship between job Sector on one hand and work related anxiety on other.  The total sample consists of 100 employees each, within the age range of 25 to 50 years from two different sectors – Government and Non-Government. Data on work related anxiety was obtained using Job Anxiety scale (A.K. Srivastava). The obtained data was analyzed using t -tests. Results reveal that the Non-Government Sector and Female Employees (irrespective of job sector) are high”. On work related anxiety as compared to Non-government employees and Male Employees (irrespective of job sector). Results are discussed in terms of their implication for health and well-being at the workplace.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.237/20170403

DOI: 10.25215/0403.237

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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 5, April-June, 2017

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