Stress in the Workplace
- Characteristics of the job itself
- Role of the person or job in organization
- Nature of relationships at work
- Effect of job on activities outside of work (I.e. Family vs job responsibilities)
According to the World Health Organization, 50% of people are unhappy with their jobs and 90% have jobs that do not relate to personal life goals. In a recent study, 75% of people who consult psychiatrists has problems related to their work. Collectively, these statistics indicate that job satisfaction (or lack there of) may be an important mediator of work-related stress.
Work is a common source of stress for many people. Because work occupied such a large part of a personís life, it is important to understand the impact of work-related stress on health and quality of life.
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