Effect of Job Stress and Personal Life Stress on Mental Health and Job Outcomes of Medical Professionals

19 Pages Posted: 22 Jul 2009 Last revised: 8 Sep 2009

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Dr. Patiraj Kumari

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Richa Mishra

India Tourism Development Corporation

Date Written: July 22, 2009

Abstract

The performance of a health organization depends on the knowledge, skills and motivation of individuals. It is therefore important for employees to provide suitable working conditions to ensure that the performances of employees meet the desired standards.

The study aims to identify stress related factors that positively and negatively affect performance of medical professionals. We have confined our self to two types of stress. Job Stress and Personal Life Stress and its impact on Mental Health and Job Outcomes. And under job outcomes the focus will be on job satisfaction and performance.

The present study was conducted on 75 subjects belonging to medical profession. To measure stress we used Life Changes Experience Survey developed by Dohrenwend, Krashaff, Askensey and Dohrenwend (1978). Mental Health Questionnaire (MHQ) developed by Srivastava and Bhatt (1973) was used for the assessment of the extent of mental ill-health of employees. Mental Health Inventory (MHI) developed by Jagdish & Srivastav (1983) was employed in the assessment of mental health. Satisfaction - Dissatisfaction (S.D) Employees Inventory developed by Pestonjee (1973) was used to measure the level of job satisfaction.

Keywords: Stress, Jobstress, Personal Life Stress, Mental Health, Job Outcome, Job Satisfaction and Performance

JEL Classification: L20

Suggested Citation

Kumari, Dr. Patiraj and Mishra, Richa, Effect of Job Stress and Personal Life Stress on Mental Health and Job Outcomes of Medical Professionals (July 22, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1437409 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1437409

Dr. Patiraj Kumari

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Richa Mishra (Contact Author)

India Tourism Development Corporation ( email )

Scope Complex, Lodhi Road, New DElhi
Delhi, delhi
India

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