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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 124-130

A study on factors of dissatisfaction and stress of the blacksmiths resulting from the organizational culture in the surgical instrument industry of India


1 Department of Physiology, Manipal College of Medical Sciences, Pokhara, Nepal
2 South Calcutta Girls' College, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India
3 Occupational Ergonomics Laboratory, University College Science and Technology, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Tirthankar Ghosh
Department of Physiology, Manipal College of Medical Sciences, P. B. 155, Deep Heights-16, Pokhara
Nepal
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0972-6748.102513

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Background: It is important to understand what motivates workers and the extent to which the organization and other contextual variables satisfy them. The aim of the study was to determine factors of dissatisfaction resulting from the organizational culture among the blacksmiths involved in the surgical instrument industry. Materials and Methods: Fifty male surgical blacksmiths each of the skilled and unskilled groups of the forging section were selected. Organizational Role Stress Scale was used to measure the individuals' role stress and several forms of conflict within an organization. Also, the organizational culture and personal involvement in an organization was measured among the surgical blacksmiths. Results: The mean score for total role stress for Skilled was 71.7 and for unskilled was 77.2. The most frequent type of organizational culture was reported to be hierarchy, both by skilled and unskilled surgical blacksmiths, followed by market and clan culture. Conclusion: This study shows that the skilled surgical blacksmiths have lower level of stress and conflicts in comparison with unskilled surgical blacksmiths. Both skilled and unskilled surgical blacksmiths estimated their level of personal involvement as low and indicated insufficient involvement in work teams. The satisfaction of the employees with their status and role in the organizational culture was also poor for both skilled and unskilled surgical blacksmiths.


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