Organizational Role Stress - Empirical Evidences from India during Economic and Political Resentment

  • Madhuri Modekurti-Mahato Assistant. Professor, Usha Martin Academy, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
  • Pranab Kumar Associate Professor, Department of Management, Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
Keywords: Organizational Role Stress, Economic, Political Resentment


Role stress has been a topic of significant research interest to many. It has always been a favourite for academicians and researchers alike owing to the policy implications it could create. The authors of this study have expressed interest in this field especially in the context of India because of the prevailing uncertainties, slow economic growth, increased rate of unemployment and poor growth forecasts. The present study empirically examines Organizational Role Stress (ORS) in the services sector in India by conducting a Principal Component Analysis to arrive at 16 factors. Study reveals that the ORS levels were significantly different across various industries and for the single and married segments as well. But surprisingly, no significant difference in the ORS levels was observed for the male and female segments, thus indicating that apathetic economic situations can equally impact both the genders.