Industrial Psychiatry Journal

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 15--17

Prevalence of stress level among Bank employees in urban Puducherry, India


S Ganesh Kumar, N Deivanai Sundaram 
 Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India

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S Ganesh Kumar
Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry - 605 006
India

Background and Objective: Stress is an important health area of concern among bank employees. The study aims to assess the stress level and its associated factors among bank employees. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 192 bank employees in urban Puducherry, India. Stress level was assessed by Cohen«SQ»s Perceived Stress scale and classified into low (0-11), average (12-15), high (16-20), and very high (21 and above) based on the stress scores. Collected data were analyzed by using univariate analysis. Results: Majority of them had high and very high level of stress (75.5%, confidence interval: 69.4-81.6%). The variables that include age group, sex, category of work, smoking and alcohol use were not found to be significantly associated with the stress level (P > 0.05). With respect to question items, handling personal problems and things were going their way were answered as fairly often and very often by the majority of the subjects. Conclusion: Stress level among bank employees is high, which necessitates intervention measures for this vulnerable group.


How to cite this article:
Kumar S G, Sundaram N D. Prevalence of stress level among Bank employees in urban Puducherry, India.Ind Psychiatry J 2014;23:15-17


How to cite this URL:
Kumar S G, Sundaram N D. Prevalence of stress level among Bank employees in urban Puducherry, India. Ind Psychiatry J [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Aug 11 ];23:15-17
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