Occupational Stress and Ill Health for Staff in Private Universities, Tamil Nadu

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Dr.R. Dhaneesh, Mr. Arjun Govind, Mr. S.Merlin, Mr. Mrs. Iswarya V.S


Massive reorganization, reduction of staff, and budget cuts has taken place across the educational landscape in recent years. But data from all across indicates a worrisome rise in stress at work for those working in private higher education institutions (Academic and Support Staff). Researchers at Tamil Nadu’s private universities are starting off by looking at the long-term repercussions of workplace stress. In the second phase, 372 academic and support personnel from 15 universities were surveyed about 12 occupational stress variables. Stress levels of private university staff were examined using the Stress Screening Tool (SET) and a factual questionnaire. Stressors at the university included workload, control, work relationships, and pay and perks. Survey respondents reported more physical and psychological disease and less confidence in management than the worldwide norm. All of the biographical characteristics studied were shown to have a statistically significant effect on occupational stress levels. Employee health problems were less affected by work-related stress because to organizational commitment.

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