ERIC Number: ED311318
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-May
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A Comparison of Work-Related Stress for Males and Females.
McWilliams, Jettie M.; Schnorr, Janet K.
Stress is recognized as a problem for both males and females in today's high-technology society. However, research comparing men and women in the workplace has shown that females typically experience higher levels of stress on the job than males experience. This study attempted to compare male and female levels and areas of work-related stress in selected occupations and to establish norms of stress in these professions on the Tennessee Stress Scale-R (TSS-R). The TSS-R was administered to professionals (N=520) in the areas of education, medical, government service, and business. Females scored higher than males on producers, copers, and symptoms subscales. Education professionals scored significantly higher than business and government service professionals on producers and symptoms subscales. There was a significant negative correlation between age and coping. Regional differences emerged with scores in the Western region of the country being significantly lower than those in the East. Further research is underway with the TSS-R. Additional results of this and other studies will be forthcoming, including studies of specific job-related stressors reported by women and men and ways in which both sexes cope. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association (61st, Chicago, IL, May 4-6, 1989).