Indian Journal of Health Social Work
Stress and Burnout among Working Women: A Study of Female Faculty Members of Visva-Bharati University West Bengal
Shaurya Prakash1, Subhashree Sanyal2 & Kheyali Roy3
1,3Assistant Professor, Gopal Narayan Singh University, Bihar and Research Scholar, Department of Social Work, Visva-Bharati, Sriniketan, West Bengal, 2 Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, Visva-Bharati, Sriniketan, West Bengal
Correspondence: Shaurya Prakash, e-mail id: firstname.lastname@example.org
Background: Stress is a common phenomenon observed in everyone’s life. Occupational stress has become one of the main factors in reducing efficiency and loss of human resources that may cause physical and psychological adverse effects among employees. These job-related stress leads to the burnout to the female faculties. Burnout is the product of long-term stress in the workplace (Park, 2015). Aim: To explore the level of stress and burnout, various stressors and coping strategies adhered by the faculty members. Methods and materials: The study followed a mixed methodology (Eclectic Design). The research design of the study is descriptive and it is qualitative and quantitative research. The researchers have adopted questionnaire as the tools of data collection. In order to find out the causes of the stress and coping strategies adhered by the female faculties case study is taken into consideration. Results: The majority of the respondents are under moderate amount of stress and have a fair chance of burning out. concluded that age and stress are weakly related variables with a positive relation. The present paper speaks of burnout among faculties of University. Results bring to light various causes of stressors and the possible linkages between them. Conclusion: Thus it can be concluded that this paper will help the readers to explore various stressors and its coping strategies adhered by female faculty members.
Keywords: Stress, Burnout, Women, Occupational Stress, University.