Comparison Of Eastern And Western Work Stressors (A STUDY OF WORK STRESSORS IN SOCIAL SECTOR OF PESHAWAR)

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Maryam Bibi , Ali Rehman , Azhar Khan , Farah Nadir , Fahad Ali khan , Mohammad Ilyas ,

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Volume 6 - January 2017 (01)

Abstract

The aim of this study is to find out work stressors according to their priority in the social sector (NGO’s INGO’s and CBO’s) of Peshawar, KPK, Pakistan and then to compare them with those of United States, United Kingdom, China and India to find out similar work stressors. A sample size of 100 employees is taken from the social sector, Peshawar, KPK. Primary data is collected through adopted questionnaire listing seven demographics and twenty stressors at work which are derived from literature based on the above mention regions and descriptive, frequencies and crosstabs tests are used for analysis through SPSS. The results shows that Salary, Workload, Peer Support, Working Conditions, Career Growth, Job Loss, Job Security, Supervisors Behavior, Diplomacy, Communication Barrier are the top ten stressors at work place in the social sector. While in comparison, top two stressors i.e. salary and workload are same as that of China, United States and UK while in India, the top two stressors are work-life-balance and lack of supervisory support. The research also brought us to the conclusion that in social sector, both male and female face the above mentioned factors at workplace, mostly from 27-30 years of age group belonging to functional area of the management of the NGO’s, INGO’s and CBO’s. Salary, which is considered to be the biggest motivator, even employees whose current salary of 30-50 thousand also faces salary as major stressor as compare to those who are in range 10-30 thousand rupees. It means that an increase or decrease in the salary or experience does not change the perception of the respondent about the salary as major stressor at work place. 

Keywords

Stressors, Social Sector, NGO, INGO, CBO

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