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Impact of Stress on the Work Performance of Professional Library Employees:A Study of Selected Indian University Libraries


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This study was carried out to investigate the effect of stress on Librarian job performance in the selected Indian Universities. The structured survey questionnaire was employed in this study. 550 questionnaires were distributed in it. The questionnaires had 498 questions for the detailed study. The questionnaire responses were digitized using Microsoft Excel and scale reliability has been done to check the reliability of the data. The statements/items so developed are rated on a five point Like scale. The findings showed that the stress significantly affect the professional librarian’s job performance in relation to their job demand and expectation. The implication of this study showed that it has deleterious effect physical and physiological health of professional librarians and major resource loss for university libraries. It was recommended that, university librarians and management team should guarantee and facilitate the overall health stability of their professional librarians by ensuring that conducive.

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Job Stress, Librarian, Performance, Indian University.
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Authors

Vineeta Singh
Department of Library & Information Science, BHU, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
H. N. Prasad
Department of Library & Information Science, BHU, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Abstract


This study was carried out to investigate the effect of stress on Librarian job performance in the selected Indian Universities. The structured survey questionnaire was employed in this study. 550 questionnaires were distributed in it. The questionnaires had 498 questions for the detailed study. The questionnaire responses were digitized using Microsoft Excel and scale reliability has been done to check the reliability of the data. The statements/items so developed are rated on a five point Like scale. The findings showed that the stress significantly affect the professional librarian’s job performance in relation to their job demand and expectation. The implication of this study showed that it has deleterious effect physical and physiological health of professional librarians and major resource loss for university libraries. It was recommended that, university librarians and management team should guarantee and facilitate the overall health stability of their professional librarians by ensuring that conducive.

Keywords


Job Stress, Librarian, Performance, Indian University.

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