ERIC Number: ED181553
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
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Executive Stress. An AMA Survey Report.
Kiev, Ari; Kohn, Vera
The purpose of this survey was to investigate what managers define as stressful on and off the job, how they cope with stress, and the extent to which they experience stress. Subjects included approximately 2500 vice-presidents, treasurers, and managers who completed questionnaires. When asked to answer self-report questions about such things as working or drinking excessively, being irritable, or neglecting their families, subjects did not respond in ways that indicated that they felt much stress. The survey found that the most stress-producing factors are work and time pressures, disagreement with the organization's goals, the political climate of the organization, and lack of feedback on job performance. According to the survey participants, the most effective way to cope with stress is to analyze the stressful situation and decide what is worth worrying about and what is not. Delegating work and setting priorities ranked second and third as effective countermeasures to job stress. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Administration, Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Role, Administrators, Coping, Job Satisfaction, Stress Variables, Surveys
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: American Management Association, New York, NY.