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ERIC Number: EJ843799
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-1011-3487
Occupational Stress and Strain of Support Staff at a Higher Education Institution in the North West Province
Mahomed, F. E.; Naude, J. L. P.
South African Journal of Higher Education, v20 n1 p87-100 2006
The aim of this study was to determine the occupational stressors and strains for support staff at a higher education institution in the North West Province, and to assess the differences between the stressors and strains of different biographical groups. A cross-sectional survey design (N = 315) was used. The ASSET and a biographical questionnaire were administered. The results of the study show that, compared to international norms, support staff demonstrate significantly higher levels of psychological and physical ill-health, commitment from the organisation, as well as commitment from the individual. Analysis of variance showed in-group differences in terms of occupational stress and strain for language groups, gender and years of experience. (Contains 4 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa