“Assessment of Organizational Role Stress among Health Care Workers working in Sub Health Centres of Raipur District Chhattisgarh”
Keywords:Health Care Workers, Organizational Role Stress, Stress
Background: Organizational related stress is a global issue. Organizational Role Stress is defined as “The emotional, cognitive, behavioural and physiological reaction to aversive and noxious aspects of work, work environments, and work organizations.” Studies have shown the prevalence of Organizational Role Stress (ORS) to be high among Health Care Workers (HCWs) compared to other professions. health care workers at health sub-centre are at increased risk of organizational stress with increasing job demands.
Aim & Objective: To assess the Organizational Role Stress among Health Care Workers working in Sub Health Centres of Raipur District Chhattisgarh and its association with sociodemographic characteristic.
Methods and Material: A descriptive cross-sectional study among 113 HCWs was done by using self-administered questionnaire, using Pareek’s Organizational Role Stress (ORS) Scale to measure 10 dimensions of Role Stress namely: Inter-role distance, role stagnation, role expectation conflict, role erosion: role overload, role isolation, personal inadequacy, self-role distance, role ambiguity and resource inadequacy. HCWs was selected by simple random sampling.
Results: The highest role stress among HCWs was experienced for role overload. ORS levels were found to have statistically significant association with higher among female HCWs, among unmarried, among nuclear family, those who were educated below 10th standard and among upper class.
Conclusions: The finding of this study demands the attention of administrators and policymakers, to provide an attractive working climate in order to decrease the side effects and consequences of role stress and increase the productivity of the HCWs.
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