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Coping Strategies of Job Stress among Managers of Electronics Industries in Malaysia

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  • Kumaresan V Sathasivam

    (University Malaysia Sabah, School of Medicine, Psychology Dept., 88400 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. Home: No. 7, Lebuh Batu Maung 11, Taman Seri Mewah, 11960 Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia)

  • N. Kumaraswamy

    (University Malaysia Sabah, School of Medicine, Psychology Dept., 88400 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.)

Abstract

Job stress is ubiquitous in today?s organizations, and the costs of these phenomena cut across all levels of society. In recent years, researchers considering job stress in the workplace have made great strides in understanding several aspects of the stress phenomenon in the field of organizational behavior. Thus, it becomes more important that the coping methods of these job stresses are well explored and directly linked to individuals experiencing this situation, in order to ensure the right methods can be used for the best benefits in coping with job stresses. This research presents an integration of past research and theory that models the relationship of antecedents of job stress and coping methods among managers. The scope of this study is limited to managerial positions in electronics firms in Malaysia. Job stress antecedents in this study are related to organizational sources of stress and individual?s personality traits. A set of demographic factors like age, gender and length of services, to name a few, are also studied as influencing factors to job stress. The final framework in this study includes the coping variables, in which will determine the best and most suitable coping methods for managers under job stress. A proportional sampling plan will be done to cover the surveys to be covering all major locations of electronics firms in Malaysia. Theoretical and managerial implications of the study will be discussed in details. The implication of the study would be extremely beneficial for electronics organizations in not only identifying the organizational sources of job stress, but also to understand the personality behaviors of their management staffs. More importantly, this study will recommend the best coping methods for managers that would enable the leadership team in the electronics organizations to be able to handle job stress more efficiently. This paper will discuss the pilot study results of this research.

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  • Kumaresan V Sathasivam & N. Kumaraswamy, 2014. "Coping Strategies of Job Stress among Managers of Electronics Industries in Malaysia," Journal of Asian Scientific Research, Asian Economic and Social Society, vol. 4(10), pages 534-540, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:asi:joasrj:2014:p:534-540
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