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Stress a necessary evil! An investigation into the causes, consequences and coping methods of employees in the investments department of the financial services sector.

Maples, Ciara (2001) Stress a necessary evil! An investigation into the causes, consequences and coping methods of employees in the investments department of the financial services sector. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

There is nothing new about stress. Stress has been around since the beginning of time, it is present in every living thing and in fact the complete absence of stress from our lives would be death.

Organisational stress is being observed as a relatively newer phenomenon. Work occupies a major part of our lives, both in terms of time and the importance we place on it. It is also a source of great satisfaction and challenge can at the same time contain potentially harmful elements such as stress. While definitions of stress have been derived since the middle of the nineteenth century, the concept of organisational stress has only begun to gain momentum in the later half of the twentieth century.

This dissertation endeavours to examine the main causes, consequences, costs and coping methods in relation to organisational stress. It attempts this by testing the suggested hypotheses in regards to the main causes, consequences and coping strategies of the investments department of an organisation in the financial services sector.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > Industrial Psychology > Workplace Stress
H Social Sciences > HG Finance > Financial Services
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine > Personal Health and Hygiene > Stress Management
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > Personnel Management
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in European Business and Languages
Depositing User: Aisling Gorby
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2010 16:54
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2014 15:12
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/121

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