Stress at Workplace - Research Methodology

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CHAPTER 1 (research methodology)


1. Background
If stress is left untreated it can cause many physical and emotional problems such as: digestion problems, headaches, migraines, heart disease, anger, irritability, mood swings, depression, panic attacks and anxiety. In SPR, stress from employee still have going on. While stress is readily acknowledged to be a common feature of modern life, defining stress, its causes, symptoms and effects is a very complex matter. Some definitions of stress and here are some recent definitions of work-related stress: • "job stress can be defined as the harmful physical and emotional responses that occur when the reqirements of the job do not match the capabilities, resources, or needs of the worker. Job stress can lead to poor health and even injury." [Stress at work (United States National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, 1999.] In order to carry out its functions, the Election Commission has formulated the following strategies: i) To identify and collect data and information on newly developed areas to ensure a fair representation of voters in each constituency. ii) To promote public awareness on the importance of registering as an elector. iii) To promote awareness amongst the electors on the importance of voting during both the general and by-elections. iv) To undertake a systematic and continuous education programme to increase public awareness on the rights and responsibilities of the citizens during elections and to safe-guard parliamentary democracy.

2. Problem Statement

At the Election Commission of Malaysia (Headquarters, Putrajaya) the causes of stress emanate from the amount of workload, lack of associated with health, in-conducive working environment (noise, temperature, space of working cubicles) and stress due to financial problems.

3. General Objectives

This research investigates the causes and impacts of stress at...
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