Comparative Study

| Published: June 25, 2015

Perceived Stress and Coping Resources among Male and Female Employees in Diverse Workforces

Ms. Shivani Datta

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychology, K.N.C, University of Delhi Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.041/20150203

DOI: 10.25215/0203.041


The present research work intended to study perceived stress and coping resources in diverse workforces. Diversity in workforce has been operationalized not only at micro level in terms of relative male-female numerical strength of the workforce in the organization but also at a macro level in terms of the relative male-female composition of different occupations that has led to gender typing of these occupations. Most previous gender based studies have sought to understand perceived workplace stress narrowly in terms of impact of gender alone. The present study extends the framework of prior research work by examining stress and coping resources as a function of Gender, Occupational Gender Typing (Gender Atypical/Gender Neutral or Non Atypical) and Proportional (Male-Female) Numerical Strength at workplace (Tokens/Non Tokens), with an examination of different groups of Males and Females in Gender Atypical and Gender Neutral/Non Atypical occupations as numerical Tokens and Non Tokens respectively. Total sample size was 250. Results depict that the complex interaction of Gender, Gender typing of Occupation and Male Female proportional numerical strength impact perceived stress and coping resources.

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ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.041/20150203

DOI: 10.25215/0203.041

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Published in   Volume 02, Issue 3, April-June, 2015

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