OCCUPATIONAL STRESS AT WORKPLACE : A CASE STUDY OF PRIVATE COLLEGES IN VARANASI
The main focus of the study is to ascertain the stress amongst the faculties of higher education in private colleges at Varanasi. It has been found that high level of occupational stress can cause irritation, anxiety, ineffectiveness, depression and lower job satisfaction. The key objective of this study was to assess the level of occupational stress, causes and consequences among the faculties. Among the twelve occupational stressors gauged in the study, using Occupational Stress Index by A.K. Srivastava and A.P. Singh, role overload & role conflict was found to be with maximum variance among the faculties. It has also been observed that unfair distribution of work and under participation influences satisfaction and well being of faculty members at workplace in Varanasi. Implications of this research from the perspective of better stress management among faculty members are discussed.