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A correlational study on job stress and psychiatric problems among industrial workers
Published in Serials Publications
Volume: 13
Issue: 6
Pages: 4229 - 4242

The main purpose of the present research is to establish the relationship between job stress and probabilities of psychiatric problems in relation to nature of job and income/salary among the industrial workers. For this purpose 200 workers of Tata Motors Ltd in Jamshedpur have been selected. These workers were divided on the basis of nature of jobs (high/low risk) and salary (high/low paid). Thus, there were four sub-groups and in each sub-group there were 50 cases. Methods: A survey was conducted with 200 samples to investigate the stress level of workers. The Occupational Stress Index (O.S.I) developed by Srivastava and Singh in 1981 was administered and to examine the psychiatric problems the Middlesex Hospital Questionnaire (M.H.Q) constructed by Crown & Crisp (1966) and adapted in Hindi by O.N. Srivastava and V.K. Bhat in 1974 was administered on these 200 workers. Results: The results revealed that there was positive relation between job stress and psychiatric problems in relation to nature of jobs (high and low risk) and salary/income (high and low paid) among the industrial workers in both the scales of O.S.I and M.H.Q and its sub-scales. Conclusions: Job stress has significant and positive correlation with psychiatric problems, indicating, thereby, that higher the job stress, higher is the psychiatric problems.

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JournalInternational Journal of Applied Business and Economic Research
PublisherSerials Publications
Open AccessNo