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Occupational Stress and Workplace Bullying Concerning Mental Health


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Mental health is a universal phenomenon and is equally studied and researched worldwide. It is considered the most significant human factor that highlights the working of any organisation. According to WHO (2019), "It is truly in everyone's best interests employers' and employees alike to improve our team's mental health." "Employees with low mental pressure are more efficient in giving output, have high employee turnover, and report lesser personal leaves. Occupational stress is a sense of disparity faced by an individual when they are unable to meet the demands of the workplace in a given period. At the same time, workplace bullying can be explained as a displaying series of negative behaviour subjected towards a particular person or a specific group. Therefore, the researcher grounds this investigation to assess the influence of occupational stress and workplace bullying on the mental health of employees and to study the relationship among the concerning variables. The sample consists of 150 employees of the private bank in Aligarh city. The online survey method has been used to get the responses with the help of questionnaires. The occupational stress index (Srivastava & Singh); Negative Acts Questionnaire-Revised (Einarsen); and Mental Health scale (Imtiaz) were used as tools to conduct research. Regression analyses were used to analyse the data and to compute the results. The outcomes of the study show that Workplace bullying and Occupational stress emerged as significant predictors of mental health, and there is a highly significant negative relationship among the variables. The findings of the study are discussed in the paper in light of reviewed literature.

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Authors

Sumbul Rafi
Department of Psychology, Aligarh Muslim University, Uttar Pradesh, India
Nasheed Imtiaz
Department of Psychology, Aligarh Muslim University, Uttar Pradesh, India

Abstract


Mental health is a universal phenomenon and is equally studied and researched worldwide. It is considered the most significant human factor that highlights the working of any organisation. According to WHO (2019), "It is truly in everyone's best interests employers' and employees alike to improve our team's mental health." "Employees with low mental pressure are more efficient in giving output, have high employee turnover, and report lesser personal leaves. Occupational stress is a sense of disparity faced by an individual when they are unable to meet the demands of the workplace in a given period. At the same time, workplace bullying can be explained as a displaying series of negative behaviour subjected towards a particular person or a specific group. Therefore, the researcher grounds this investigation to assess the influence of occupational stress and workplace bullying on the mental health of employees and to study the relationship among the concerning variables. The sample consists of 150 employees of the private bank in Aligarh city. The online survey method has been used to get the responses with the help of questionnaires. The occupational stress index (Srivastava & Singh); Negative Acts Questionnaire-Revised (Einarsen); and Mental Health scale (Imtiaz) were used as tools to conduct research. Regression analyses were used to analyse the data and to compute the results. The outcomes of the study show that Workplace bullying and Occupational stress emerged as significant predictors of mental health, and there is a highly significant negative relationship among the variables. The findings of the study are discussed in the paper in light of reviewed literature.

Keywords


occupational stress, workplace bullying and mental health

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