Essays on Factors Perceived to Cause Work-Related Stress Research Proposal

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The paper "Factors Perceived to Cause Work-Related Stress" is an outstanding example of a management research proposal.   Work-related stress is a wide subject that has a huge impact on both parties within a working environment. The main consequences can degenerate into factors such as mental illness for an employee, and issues such as reduced performance or productivity in an organization among other factors. As such, this study seeks to comprehensively synthesize the models related to work-related stress, and how they influence the contemporary working situations. By reviewing these models, the study will better understand the definitions of the particular strain of stress, the philosophies that it is built upon, and whether organizations understand it perfectly, a situation that can improve their response regarding managing its effects in the organizations.

The study seeks to identify any factors that might have been disregarded by stress models, but directly or otherwise indirectly influence work-related stress. A structured study will hence be conducted to aid the desired effect. With extensive primary data already in abundance through previous studies, a qualitative methodology will be instigated to gather supporting material.

Through the help of a sample group from the institution Vodafone, quantitative data will be accumulated, to further provide material of reference. The accumulated information will hence be summarized and used to argue the study’ s objective. Introduction Stress relating to the work-place has been widely described in varied terms, a norm credited to the difference in fields or schools of thought from which the various researchers fit. In contemporary, a larger section of studies aims at developing a theme that seeks to epitomize stress as a psychological state that is somehow negative in nature.

With the impact generated both at personal and organizational levels at center stage, researchers have therefore been able to suppose a link between the said psychological state with a blend of emotional as well as cognitive components. Essentially, stress is constructed and defined through a systematic interaction believed to exist between individuals within their particular environment (Cooper, 1998).

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