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A detail study on Length of Service and Role Stress of Banking Sector in Lucknow Region

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Business Management, Integral University, Lucknow, UP, INDIA
  • 2Noida International University, Noida, INDIA

Res. J. Management Sci., Volume 1, Issue (5), Pages 15-18, December,6 (2012)


Stress has been on a rise in this era of high-technology speed, global competition and consumerism. Taking its toll on the physical and psychological health of the employees, it is affecting the productivity and functioning of an organization. Modern living has brought with it, not only innumerable means of comfort, but also a plethora of demands that tax human body and mind. Stress is an inevitable and unavoidable component of life due to increasing complexities and competitiveness in living standards. The speed at which change is taking place in the world today is certainly overwhelming and breathe taking. In the fast changing world of today, no individual is free from stress and no profession is stress free. Everyone experiences stress, whether it is within the family, business, organization, study, work, or any other social or economical activity. Thus in modern time, stress in general and job stress in particular has become a part of the life and has received considerable attention in recent years. Stress, long considered alien to Indian lifestyle, is now a major health problem / hazard. Stress experienced in banking sectors (roles) was studied on 100 employees in public and private sectors banks in Lucknow region. Pareek’s Organizational Role Stress (ORS) scale was used to measure ten type of role stress. The sample was divided into three parts as short, medium and long tenure groups on the basis of length of service of the respondent. Analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used to find out if there is significant differences existed between the groups in context of the different types of role stress and the total role stress experienced. The study will disclosed the significant differences in stress experience among short, medium and long tenure groups. so it has been observed that the total and for six types of role stress, experienced the minimum stress, medium tenure group experienced a medium level stress and the short tenure group experienced the maximum stress, pointing out the significant existence of a negative relationship between length of service and role stress.


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