Organizational Role Stress among Managers in the Indian Hospitality Industry

Patwardhan , Vidya and Mayya, Suresh and Joshi, H G (2014) Organizational Role Stress among Managers in the Indian Hospitality Industry. International Journal of Business and Management Invention , 3 (9). pp. 13-19. ISSN 2319-801X, eISSN 2319 – 8028

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Although men and women experience stress as a result of their managerial positions, there are some stressors that are unique to women in management positions (Suraj, 2005). Exploration of women’s perceived role related stress factors would therefore seem to be valuable. Through this study an attempt was made to investigate the intensity of organizational role stress among women managers of Indian hospitality industry. Organizational role stress scale is used on a sample of 45 women managers of 5 star luxury and 5 star hotels to explore the level of role stress. The same scale was administered to 32 male managers in order to compare their stress levels. The other variables like experience, length of service and managerial level were also taken into consideration in order to determine potentially related matters. The suitable statistical techniques like mean, SD, t-test and ANOVA were used to find the differences between stress levels of men and women managers. The findings show that role stress was experienced at moderate to high levels among women managers and the major stressors were inter role distance, role Erosion, role stagnation and role overload. The study findings may be useful for HR professionals to evaluate the organizational causes of stress at different levels and develop strategies to reduce stress.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Male Managers, Women Managers, Role Stress, Hotel Industry, India
Subjects: Hotel Management > WGSHA Manipal
Depositing User: WGSHA EPrints Administrator
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2014 05:29
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2014 05:29

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