A Study on Occupational Stress among Nurses in Erode District, Tamil Nadu


  • R. Gopinath D.Litt. (Business Administration) - Researcher, Madurai Kamaraj University, Tamil Nadu, India
  • A. Chitra Associate Professor, Ganesh School of Business Management, Salem, Tamil Nadu, India
  • R. Kalpana Assistant Professor, PG & Research Department of Management, Srimad Andavan Arts & Science College (Autonomous), Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India




Occupational Stress, Nurses


Nursing is considered one among the stressful professions. Over workload inadequate felicities, and sometimes the profession itself would be the cause of the stress to the Nurses. The professional stress of the Nurses creates so many adverse effects and creates negative effects to the persons who depend on the Nurses as the Occupational Stress reduces their concentration in medication. These made this study as essential one. Weiman Occupational Stress Scale was used to construct questionnaire to collect the data from Nurses and required statistical tools were used to analyses the relationship of stress causers with demographic factors and the impact of stress on the physical and mental health of the respondents. The results of the study were found that the Nurses were confronting high level of Occupational Stress during the period of Lockdown. The main stressors were over workload, in adequate felicities, fear of getting affected by the Corona virus and inadequate quality time with family. The demographic factors have significant relationship with the causes of Occupational Stress and the impact of Occupational Stress on the physical, emotional and Psychological state of Nurses is also immense. So enough measures have to be taken to moderate the stress level of Nurses as it is required for Nurses themselves and the patients depending them.


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How to Cite

Gopinath, R., Chitra, A., & Kalpana, R. (2021). A Study on Occupational Stress among Nurses in Erode District, Tamil Nadu. Asian Journal of Managerial Science, 10(1), 1–6. https://doi.org/10.51983/ajms-2021.10.1.2666