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Title: An analysis of work related stress factor in selected industries in Kerala India
Researcher: Satheesh Kumar K
Guide(s): Madhu G
Keywords: Work Stress
Confirmatory Factor Analysis
Factor Modelling
Structural Equation Modelling
Multinomial Logistic regression Modelling
Upload Date: 19-Nov-2012
University: Cochin University of Science and Technology
Completed Date: 26/09/2011
Abstract: Occupational stress is becoming a major issue in both corporate and social agenda .In industrialized countries, there have been quite dramatic changes in the conditions at work, during the last decade ,caused by economic, social and technical development. As a consequence, the people today at work are exposed to high quantitative and qualitative demands as well as hard competition caused by global economy. A recent report says that ailments due to work related stress is likely to cost India s exchequer around 72000 crores between 2009 and 2015. Though India is a fast developing country, it is yet to create facilities to mitigate the adverse effects of work stress, more over only little efforts have been made to assess the work related stress. In the absence of well defined standards to assess the work related stress in India, an attempt is made in this direction to develop the factors for the evaluation of work stress. Accordingly, with the help of existing newlineliterature and in consultation with the safety experts, seven factors for the newlineevaluation of work stress is developed. An instrument ( Questionnaire) was developed using these seven factors for the evaluation of work stress.The validity , and unidimensionality of the questionnaire was ensured by confirmatory factor analysis. The reliability of the questionnaire was ensured before administration. While analyzing the relation ship between the variables, it is noted that no relationship exists between them, and hence the above factors are treated as independent factors/ variables for the newlinepurpose of research. Initially five profit making manufacturing industries, under public newlinesector in the state of Kerala, were selected for the study. The influence of factors responsible for work stress is analyzed in these industries. These industries were classified in to two types, namely chemical and heavy engineering ,based on the product manufactured and work environment and newlinethe analysis is further carried out for these two categories.
Pagination: 264p.
Appears in Departments:Department of Safety & Fire Engineering

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