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| Published: September 25, 2017

Psychosocial Stressors among Male and Female Bureaucrats

Gayatri Raina

Asstt. Prof. Dept of Psychology, Himachal Pradesh University, Summer Hill, Shimla, H.P., India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Shivalika Sharma

Research Scholar, Dept of Psychology, Himachal Pradesh University, Summer Hill, Shimla, H.P., India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.138/20170404

DOI: 10.25215/0404.138

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The present research work was designed to study the significance of difference between male and female bureaucrats, working in the state of Himachal Pradesh,  in terms of seven sub variables of psychosocial stressors, i.e., strained interpersonal relationship, excessive responsibilities, financial constraints, marriage related stress, health related problems, adverse situations, and perceived threat). The sample comprised of 128 male bureaucrats and 47 female bureaucrats. The data was collected with the help of “ICMR Psychosocial Stress Scale” developed by Srivastava, ICMR Fourth Advisory Committee (1991-92). t-test was carried out to evaluate the significance of difference between male and female bureaucrats on seven sub variables of psychosocial stressors. The results reveal that male bureaucrats have significantly scored higher on strained interpersonal relationships, financial constraints and adverse situations as compared to female bureaucrats. Thus, the present results clearly indicate that the male bureaucrats working in the state of Himachal Pradesh experience higher level of psychosocial stress as compared to female bureaucrats.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.138/20170404

10.25215/0404.138

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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 4, July-September, 2017