A Study on Job Stress Among the Employees of Banking Sector in Trichy Region

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A STUDY ON JOB STRESS AMONG THE EMPLOYEES OF BANKING SECTOR IN TRICHY REGION

INTRODUCTION:

Pressure is part and parcel of all work and helps to keep one motivated. But excessive pressure can lead to stress, which undermines performance, is costly to employers and can make people ill. Stress is ubiquitous and has become an integral part of everyday living, an unavoidable consequence of modern living. Stress is a condition of strain that has a direct bearing on emotions, thought process and physical conditions of a person. During the past decade, the banking sector had under gone rapid and striking changes like policy changes, increased competition due to the entrance of more private sector banks, introduction of new technologies, etc. Due to these changes, the employees in the banking sector are experiencing a high level of stress. Bank employees admit that stress is affecting their jobs, family life and health. Unpredictable economy, pressure to maintain profitability and increased responsibilities are main causes of stress.

OBJECTIVES
• To analyze the origin and growth level of banking sector in trichy region

• To analyze the level of job stress among bank employees in trichy region.

• To analyze the contribution of over load, authority, conflict and Lack of Support from colic’s to the job stress among bank employees in trichy region.

• To analyze the importance of interventional strategies at organizational level to manage stress among bank employees.

• To analyze the role of stress in interpersonal relationship • To evaluate the progress, goals and success of stress management programme organized by the banks • To give suitable suggestions to the banking sector to develop stressless working condition among the bank employees STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM

The advent of technological revolution in all walks of life coupled with the policies in banking have drastically changed conventional patterns in all sectors. The banking sector has under gone rapid and striking changes due increased competition due to the entrance of more private sector banks, downsizing, introduction of new technologies, etc. Due to these changes, the employees in the banking sector are experiencing a high level of stress. It affected the social, economical and psychological domains of the bank employees and their relations. The present study proposes to address specific problems related to job stress of executives among bank employees- a leading bank in the state of Tamil nadu in Trichy region. SIGNIFICANCE OF STUDY

Job stress can be inadvertently linked to success or failure at one’s job. The general impression about job stress is the feeling of failure due to work overload and working environment. But if this is the case and so simple a problem then merely by reducing the amount of work, occupational stress could have been done away with stress among the employees. However the problem is not that easy to pinpoint.. Stress is a part of everyone’s daily life. It means that the person cannot cope with the demands put forward by his or her work, which is opposite to their expectations of rewards and success. In this environment coping with stress becomes very important. One has to be aware of the problem well in advance to be able to deal with it. The study becomes very important to be aware of the problems of the present, then build strategies for the future, and also consider the problems that may arise. Stress factor of males and females according to the age of the worker and the kind of work that he performs are key areas to identify the problems.

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
Employees of all Banks in trichy region form the sample for the study. The data will be collected through pre-structured questionnaire, personal interviews, etc. Published reports will be relied for the secondary sources of data. The researcher will seek opinions from human resource consultants...
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