Occupational Stress Among the Employees Working in an Insurance Company: An Empirical Study

International Journal for Research in Engineering Application & Management (IJREAM), 2018

Posted: 12 Aug 2019

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Arul Edison Anthony Raj

R&D Centre, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore

Sheeba Julius

Tranquebar Bishop Manickam Lutheran College

Date Written: November 1, 2018

Abstract

In today's modern world, there is no stress free job. Each and every organization assigned the difficult task to their employees to achieve their goal in a time. Due to that task, all the employees are experiencing stress in their job. Especially in insurance sector employees have to achieve their target in prescribed time. Such periodicity increases the stress of employees and also changes their lifestyle. The effect of extreme stress significantly reduces their work as well as personal contribution. The purpose of the study is to identify the occupational stressors among the employees working in an insurance company. An availability sample (N=287) of employees in an insurance company was chosen using convenient sampling method. The result of the study revealed that both men and women are professionally stressed. Moreover, such stresses significantly decrease their organizational and individual commitment. The findings of the study indicated the factors causing occupational stress specifically, Role Conflict, Role Ambiguity and Long Working Hours were indicated as the areas highly reduced the Individual Commitment followed by the factors namely Role Conflict, Role Ambiguity, Long Working Hours, Lack of Supervisory Support and Job Insecurity were indicated as the areas highly reduced the organizational commitment of the employees. Finally, these four factors explicitly, Role Conflict, Role Ambiguity, Lack of Supervisory Support and Job Insecurity have a positive impact on Physical Illness of the employees working in an insurance company. Therefore, the occupational stress cannot be considered just an individual issue because it’s affected the employee’s health and reduced their commitment level as well as lower productivity has a direct effect on the company growth. Each and every organization expect higher productivity from their employees.

Keywords: Job Stress, Work Stress, Occupational Stress, Job Insecurity, Role Conflict, Role Ambiguity, Work Overload, Organizational Commitment, Individual Commitment

JEL Classification: I12, J28, J81, M10, Z22

Suggested Citation

Edison Anthony Raj, Arul and Julius, Sheeba, Occupational Stress Among the Employees Working in an Insurance Company: An Empirical Study (November 1, 2018). International Journal for Research in Engineering Application & Management (IJREAM), 2018, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3431111

Arul Edison Anthony Raj (Contact Author)

R&D Centre, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore ( email )

Research Scholar, R&D Centre, Bharathiar Universit
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
Coimbatore, TN
India
9944500840 (Phone)

Sheeba Julius

Tranquebar Bishop Manickam Lutheran College ( email )

Porayar
Nagapattinam, TN 609307
India

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