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Management competencies for preventing and reducing stress at construction site

Lim, Wei Han (2009) Management competencies for preventing and reducing stress at construction site. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Faculty of Civil Engineering.

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Abstract

Construction industry involved very complicated process and extensive linkages to more than hundred of upstream and downstream industries. Therefore, an effective leadership of managerial level of construction organization is needed to well manage and control their subordinates in order to make sure the efficiency and productivity of the construction work. However, both managerial level of the construction organization and their subordinates also would experience stress due to increase of workload and work pressure. Hence, management competency has become significant in human resource practice in order to increase individual and organizational effectiveness. Consequently, a study on management competency of the managerial level is conducted for preventing and reducing stress at construction site in Johor. A total of 78 sets of questionnaires have been collected from several professions within 20 organizations. Among the 78 number of respondents, 21 persons were from managerial level and 57 persons were from subordinates’ level. From the survey, managerial levels have the highest percentage score of sub-competency in managing conflict meanwhile the subordinates level assess their managerial level as the participative/empowering is having the highest percentage score among all the listed sub-competency for preventing and reducing stress at construction site. Generally, the managerial level and subordinates level have the same perception that the managerial level is having the highest percentages score in competency of managing and communicating existing and future work among all of the competency. The managerial level behaviour is an important determinant of theirs subordinate stress levels. Thus, throughout the study, the managerial level of the construction organization can have better understanding on stress as well as the skills, abilities and behaviours needed to implement the management standard and manage their subordinates in a way that minimizes work-related stress in construction works.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information:Thesis (Sarjana Sains (Construction Management)) - Faculty Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2009; Supervisor : En. Abdul Rahim Abdul Hamid & Dr. Khairulzan Yahya
Uncontrolled Keywords:construction industry, competencies, stress, construction site
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions:Civil Engineering
ID Code:11350
Deposited By: Ms Zalinda Shuratman
Deposited On:13 Dec 2010 01:58
Last Modified:26 Dec 2013 00:55

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