WORK STRESS IN BANKING SECTOR: An Empirical Study in Nepal

V. Rama Devi, Anu Shakya


In the cut throat competitive era, employers realized that employees are the only source of competitive advantage. Given the pressure to perform and compete, stress will be a natural concomitant. In today’s competitive work environment, stress level is increasing among the employees. Banking industry which is the backbone of the country’s economy is not an exceptional one. During the past decade, the Nepalese banking sector has under gone rapid and striking changes due to globalization and liberalization, increased competition due to the entrance of more private sector banks, introduction of new technologies, etc. Due to these changes, the employees in the banking sector are exposed to various pressures causing stress. The present research aims to study the stress faced by bank employees in both public and private sectors of Nepal and determine the factors causing stress.


Stress, Banking sector, Nepal, Factors of stress

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