|Title||A COMPARATIVE STUDY BETWEEN OCCUPATIONAL STRESS AND JOB SATISFACTION AMONG MALE AND FEMALE EMPLOYEES|
|Authors||Dr. Mukesh Kumar Panth* & Dr. A.K. Agrawal|
|Affiliation||Nehru P. G. College, Lalitpur, INDIA|
Nowadays, in times of economic crisis, most employees have to cope with a lot of new job challenges which can easily transform into stressors. Work related stress is of growing concern because it has significant economic implications for the organization. Even if some stress is a normal part of life, excessive stress can influence oneâ€™s productivity, health and emotions and it has to be taken under control. When people lose confidence, they refuse to take responsibilities, they get quickly irritated, they are unsatisfied of their job, their performance will be very low and the organization will be in danger. Fortunately, most employees know which stress main symptoms are and have the necessary knowledge for managing and reducing it before it can affect employeesâ€™ daily work. The study was conducted to explore the comparison of occupational stress, and job satisfaction among male and female. The study was conducted in Lalitpur city. The data were collected from 50 individuals (25 male and 25 female), working in various jobs. A standardized Occupational Stress Index by Srivastava and Singh (1994), and Job Satisfaction Scale by Singh and Sharma (1999) were used to collect data. Data were analyzed by using analysis of variance (ANOVA). The main conclusion is that, even if job itself is seen as a stressor, the high level of occupational stress effect negatively the job satisfaction of both male and female.