Variations in Organizational Role Stress in Different Cycles of Age

Priyanka Girdhar

Abstract

The present paper seeks to explore variations caused by individual variables categorized in two broad categories i.e. age and dispositional- locus of control. In the present study a sample of 180 employees were selected from different industries. Employees belonging to age group of below 25 years’ experience maximum organizational role stress. Second most age group is belonging to age category of 26-35. Employees in age group of above 45 years are reported to be least stressed among employees of all category. Stress level is defined to increase with higher rating on locus scale. Locus of control are somewhat related with internal belief and self-confidence of the individual employees. HR practitioners are advised to consider personality related differences to counter stressors. Psychologists have suggested various practices to build up higher levels of internal locus of control. Practices like ABC theory of emotions, Unconditional Self-Acceptance (USA), Unconditional Others Acceptance (UOA) etc. can prove beneficial in this regards.

Int. J. Soc. Sci. Manage. Vol-3, issue-2: 125-128

Keywords

Age; Locus of Control;Role Stagnation;Role Isolation;Role Ambiguity

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/ijssm.v3i2.14805

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