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A Formal Report

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A FORMAL REPORT

THE EFFECTS OF STRESS ON BUSINESS EMPLOYEES
AND PROGRAMS OFFERED BY EMPLOYERS
TO MANAGE EMPLOYEE STRESS

Prepared for
Dr. Robert J. Olney
Southwest Texas State University

Prepared by
Charles Dishinger
Nancy Howard
Bill Kiagler
Sherry Seabrooke
Donna Tucker

November 29, 20--

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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LIST OF
TABLES……………………………………………………………………… ……….

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ABSTRACT…………………………………………………………………… ………………...
SECTION I
INTRODUCTION TO THE
STUDY………………………………………………….. Introduction…………………………………………………… ……………...
Statement of the
Problem…………………………………………………….. Significance of the
Study…………………………………………………….. Scope of the
Study…………………………………………………………… Review of Related
Literature………………………………………………… Methods of the
Study………………………………………………………… Source of
Data…………………………………………………… ….
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1. Programs Offered by Employers to Manage Stress ........……………………………………

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Abstract

This study was conducted to determine the effects of stress on employees and the methods employers use to manage employees' stress. It was limited to the perceptions of Central Texas business employees, who were selected using a nonprobability, convenience sampling method. A questionnaire consisting of three parts was used to collect primary data. The collected data were analyzed and interpreted using simple statistical techniques.

The findings of the data indicated that the areas found to be most negatively affected by stress were job satisfaction/morale, courtesy, creativity, and productivity. In addition, personal appearance and absenteeism were listed as the areas least affected by stress. According to the results of the study, employers today are offering a wide variety of needed programs to manage the stress of their employees. One of the main conclusions drawn from the study was that stress does negatively affect the work performance of employees. Therefore, stress is not just an individual issue but an issue that must be addressed by both the employer and the employee; the work performance areas negatively affected have a direct effect on the company as a whole.

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The Effects of Stress on Business Employees
and Programs Offered by Employers
to Manage Employee Stress

Section I
Introduction to the Study

Introduction
Today, many organizations and employees are experiencing the effects of stress on work performance. The effects of stress can be either positive or negative. What is perceived as positive stress by one person may be perceived as negative stress by another, since everyone perceives situations differently. According to Barden (2001), negative stress is becoming a major illness in the work environment, and it can debilitate employees and be costly to employers. Managers need to identify those suffering from negative stress and implement programs as a defense against stress. These programs may reduce the impact stress has on employees' work performance.

Statement of the Problem
The purpose of this study was to determine the negative effects of stress on employees and the methods employers use to manage employees' stress....
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