International Journal of Education and Psychological Research

(Print and Online Peer Reviewed Journal)

Print - ISSN: 2349 - 0853
e - ISSN: 2279 - 0179


(December 2015)

A Quantitative Study on Indian IT Professionals to Validate the Integrated Model on Job Stress

Authors: [1] Pammi Shesha Srinivas [2] Sony Kumari [3] Katte Bharathiramanachar Akhilesh [4] Hongsandra Ramarao Nagendra

Pages: 26-30


Impact of mental strain caused by Job stress in workforce, is much researched topic in this digital age. It is generally accepted that mental strain caused by excessive stress (distress), is one of the main reasons for today’s wide spread nature of noncommunicable diseases like hypertension, depression etc., in the knowledge based workforce. Eustress (positive state of stress) brings high alertness and helps to perform beyond the perceived capability of any worker. Most of the western popular models on job stress, considered only distress component while understanding mental state due to job stress leaving behind the Eustress component. In this integrated model on job stress, both Eustress and distress states were duly considered, by making it the unique comprehensive model on defining impact due to Job stress. This model also brings about the significance of psyche nurturing practices which play key role in modifying the impact of job stress. To validate this integrated model on Job stress, a quantitative study was performed on assessing “perceived stress levels” of Indian IT professionals by choosing Yoga based Cyclic Meditation practice as psyche nurturing practice. It was observed that “perceived stress levels” were reduced significantly in Indian IT professionals with regular practice of cyclic meditation. This quantitative study supports claims of Integrated Job stress model that psyche nurturing practices have modifying effect on impact due to job stress in knowledge based workforce. Stress researchers across the globe, are encouraged to use this unique integrated model under multiple industry/professional setups and come up with valuable suggestions for mental well –beings of the workforce.