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Gender differences in work stress, related to organizational conflicts and organizational constrains: An empirical research


  • Amalia Stafyla

    (Alexander TEI of Thessaloniki, Greece, Department of Logistics)

  • Georgia Kaltsidou

    (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, Department of Psychology)

  • Nikolaos Spyridis

    (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, Department of Psychology)


In modern era, stress at workplace is a component of employees' and organizations' daily routine. The current research intends to study the gender differences as far as the ways that stress is witnessed in the workplace is concerned. Participants in this study were 231 Greek adults, employed at various workplaces. During their working hours they were asked to fill in a questionnaire which contained two different measurement scales. The main hypothesis was that men would show interpersonal conflicts at workplace to a larger extent; also that both men and women would not be so different on stress that stems from organizational constraints. The research findings did not confirm all the research hypotheses, because men were found to express their stress at a larger extent through interpersonal conflicts with their colleagues as a result of organizational constraints. The research data on the different stress manifestations at workplace are in accord with the relevant bibliography. Finally, this study contributes to the empirical support of the existence of gender differences in stress manifestations at workplace, even though the questionnaire that was used was no validated in Greece.

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  • Amalia Stafyla & Georgia Kaltsidou & Nikolaos Spyridis, 2013. "Gender differences in work stress, related to organizational conflicts and organizational constrains: An empirical research," International Journal of Business and Economic Sciences Applied Research (IJBESAR), Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Institute of Technology (EMATTECH), Kavala, Greece, vol. 6(1), pages 91-101, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:tei:journl:v:6:y:2013:i:1:p:91-101

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    stress; work; gender; research;

    JEL classification:

    • J28 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Safety; Job Satisfaction; Related Public Policy
    • J81 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Standards - - - Working Conditions
    • D23 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Organizational Behavior; Transaction Costs; Property Rights


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