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Occupational Stress, Coping Strategy and Job Satisfaction among Textile Managers - An Empirical Study

Shenbhagavadivu Thangavel


Purpose – This paper aims to identify consequent Occupational Stress levels in managerial personnel, to identify the coping strategies used by managers, and to examine the relationship between stress levels and job satisfaction among Textile Managers in India.

Design/methodology/approach – The researchers are proposing a model that highlights level of Occupational Stress, ways for coping the stress and relationship between with job satisfaction. The study follows the quantitative process. A survey is prepared for data collection and for statistically testing the proposed model.

Findings – The results of this study support the hypothesis that there is a positive relationship between perceived stress and coping strategies among managerial personnel in Textile industry. Results suggest that managers experienced stress at work and coped by using strategies that either reduced (self-controlling, accepting responsibility, escape avoidance) or resolved (confrontive) stress and increase job satisfaction in the relation between coping strategies and occupational stress.

Research limitations/implications – Data for the study was collected from the managers of Textile industry and so the results cannot be generalized to other geographical areas. The respondents may have completed the questionnaires during a part of the year that was overwhelming. The time in which the respondent completed the questionnaires may have influenced their perceived stress level.

Social implications – The social implications of this study the problem of stress is inevitable and unavoidable in the Textile sector. A majority of the workforce face severe occupational stress and a lot of psychological problems. This study confirms that coping strategies lead towards higher level of employee job satisfaction and lower level of occupational stress.

Keywords Occupational Stress, Coping Strategies, Job Satisfaction, Textile sector, Managerial Personnel.  

Paper type Research paper


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