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Occupational Stress: Relationship with Emotional Intelligence and Coping Self-Efficacy

Journal of Organisation and Human Behaviour

Volume 8 Issue 1

Published: 2019
Author(s) Name: Pooja V. Anand | Author(s) Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi, Delhi, India
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Abstract

The present study aimed to investigate the relationship of occupational stress with emotional intelligence (EI) and coping self-efficacy (CSE). The sample consisted of 159 bank employees working in public and private banks in Delhi-NCR. Out of these, 87 were males and 72 were females. The age range of the sample was 27–55 years (mean age = 39 years). The Occupational Role Questionnaire of Occupational Stress Inventory, CSE Scale, and the Assessing Emotions Scale were used for data collection. Data were analysed using independent samples t-test, correlational analysis, and multiple regression analysis. Results showed that a significant negative relationship exists between occupational stress and EI, and between occupational stress and CSE. A significant positive relationship was found between CSE and EI. Multiple regression analysis showed EI as a significant predictor of occupational stress. Implications based on enhancing EI so as to decrease occupational stress are discussed.

Keywords: Occupational Stress, Emotional Intelligence, Coping Self-Efficacy

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