By Dr.Vasudha Sharma | Jul 12, 2022
Occupational stress refers to the ongoing or progressing stress an employee experiences due to the responsibilities, conditions, environment, or other pressures of the workplace. Job stress results when the requirements of the job do not match the capabilities, resources, or needs of the workers.
- Job demands such as work overload, long work hours, lack of task control, role ambiguity.
- Financial and economic factors such as unsatisfied salary and increment etc.
- Conflict between work and family roles and responsibilities.
- Relationship at work.
- Unrealistic Goal.
- Strict Rules and regulation.
- Unexpected job loss.
The feeling of being tired and having a lack of energy all the time is considered as the most common symptom of stress. Other symptoms are insomnia, palpitation, anxiety, tension headaches, depressive features, indigestion and constipation.
Work stress can also lead to musculoskeletal disorders like Back pain, neck pain and pain in the elbow.
Let’s understand occupational stress with profession.
Stress in teaching profession
There is a general notion that the teaching profession is the ultimate ease. Teaching as we all know is a noble profession which comes with a great deal of respect in our society.
Few of the stressor teaching professionals have to face
- Firstly, there is enormous pressure on teachers from the administrative side–completing the syllabus, finishing a truck load of paperwork, corrections, mock tests, notes, exams etc.–all of this leads to unnecessary tension which ultimately could lead to stress.
- Parents today are more demanding than parents of yesteryears–the constant need to stay in touch with them adds to the already existing burden.
- Long standing may lead to back pain or worsen the existing blood pressure.
- Teachers need to speak in the classroom for hours at a time, day in and day out.
Stress in IT professionals
The Information Technology (IT) industry in India has got a tremendous boost due to globalization of the Indian economy and favourable government policies. IT and IT related professionals are under constant pressure to deliver services efficiently and have to be cost effective.
According to the Study 75% of daily activities of all jobs related to computers. Specifically, employees working in the IT industry are more prone to develop a lot of health problems due to their continuous physical and mental stress in their work.
- Stress is high in software professions because of their nature of work, target achievements, night shift, over workload.
As result leads to series of health issue
To conclude, taking care of a lifestyle like Diet, sleep practice or yoga may bring in great change in your health and prevent health consequences or if there is a health issue it will be managed better.
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