Date of Award

1-1-2008

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Health Education

First Advisor

Kittleson, Dr. Mark

Abstract

The present study was undertaken to examine the relationship between perceived personal stress and work productivity. There were 279 respondents who returned the Perceived Stress Scale, Endicott Work Productivity Survey, and demographic data, resulting in a response rate of 69%. The demographic data elicited demographic characteristics, including gender, marital status, and number of children. Seven research questions were asked and the analyses used were correlation and t-tests. The analyses showed the following findings: a relationship was found to exist between stress work productivity; no significant overall differences were found between genders, however, significant differences were found for individual questions; no relationship existed between stress and work productivity based on marital status, or based on having children. Two main conclusions were drawn; (1) when one is under more stress, there is less work productivity, and, (2) women were more stressed and had lower work productivity.

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