The Importance Of Job Stress At The Workplace Essay

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“Being in control of your life and having realistic expectations about your day to day challenges are the keys to stress management, which is perhaps the most important ingredient to living a happy, healthy and rewarding life.” (Marilu Henner) Do you find yourself not wanting to go to work because every time you clock in you clock out with a headache? Do you go into work with a negative attitude because you already know what to expect from your day? If you have answered yes to either or both of these questions you could be experiencing stress at the workplace. In this paper, I will define the meaning of job stress, explains the causes of stress, and list ways of preventing stress at the workplace. “Job stress can be defined as the harmful physical and emotional responses that occur when the requirements of the job do not match the capabilities, resources, or needs of the worker.” (Stress 1999) It become a common and costly problem in the American workplace,leaving few workers untouched. Studies from Northwestern National Life reported one-fourth of employees view their jobs as the number one stressor in their lives. From a study performed by the Princeton Survey Research Associates, it was concluded three-fourth of employees believe the worker has more on-the-job stress than a generation ago. And St. Paul Fire and marine Insurance Company concluded that problems at work are most strongly associated with health complaints than are any other life stressors-more so than…

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