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Occupational Stress among Academic Faculty


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Stress is an unavoidable consequence of modern living. During the past decade, the education sector had under gone rapid and striking changes like policy changes due to globalisation and liberalisation, increased competition due to the entrance of more private sector institutions etc. Due to these changes, the academic faculties in colleges are experiencing a high level of stress. In light of the above, the present study attempts to throw light on the occupational stress faced among academic faculties. For meeting the objective Occupational Stress Index (OSI) constructed by Srivastava and Singh was used in the study. Study concluded that stress exist in the academic faculties of colleges, specifically higher on the dimensions of Role Overload followed by Role Conflict and Role ambiguity. It is further concluded that the problem of stress is inevitable and unavoidable in any sector including education.

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Occupational Stress, Academic Faculty, Occupational Stress Index
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Nidhi Choudhary
D.A.V College, Chandigarh, India

Abstract


Stress is an unavoidable consequence of modern living. During the past decade, the education sector had under gone rapid and striking changes like policy changes due to globalisation and liberalisation, increased competition due to the entrance of more private sector institutions etc. Due to these changes, the academic faculties in colleges are experiencing a high level of stress. In light of the above, the present study attempts to throw light on the occupational stress faced among academic faculties. For meeting the objective Occupational Stress Index (OSI) constructed by Srivastava and Singh was used in the study. Study concluded that stress exist in the academic faculties of colleges, specifically higher on the dimensions of Role Overload followed by Role Conflict and Role ambiguity. It is further concluded that the problem of stress is inevitable and unavoidable in any sector including education.

Keywords


Occupational Stress, Academic Faculty, Occupational Stress Index