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The prevalence of stress among project managers at construction site

Heydari Afshar, Raheleh (2013) The prevalence of stress among project managers at construction site. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Faculty of Civil Engineering.


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As the business environment is increasingly subjected to fast changing forces which include increased competition, the pressure for quality and advanced technology, innovation, and an increase in the pace of doing business, the demands on managers have grown equally dramatically. It is therefore essential to develop strategies for managing stress to give managers the required additional energy to handle particularly difficult and stressful work situations. It is important that organizations provide the assistance and support on the issue of stress as part of their proactive approach to managing managers‘ health and safety, by drawing up contingency plans, and to have the necessary infrastructure to deal with such problems. This study investigates the strategies that can be implemented in organizations to reduce stressful situations affecting managers. The main objectives of this study are to identify the source of stress for project manager at workplace, to explore the consequence of stress to the project manager at workplace and to examine the project manager coping ability from stress at workplace. The methodology of this study includes literature reviews, data collection and data analysis. Data is collected by questionnaire in Malaysia. The data is analyzed using the average index. From the study, some of the factors for source of stress are work environment, colleagues conflict, work cope ability and individualism. The consequences of stress are blood pressure, headache, unusual tiredness, work accident, work pressure, smoking, alcoholic drinks, memory loss and sick leave. Whereas, some copying abilities of managers are teamwork, strategic relationship, work-life balances negotiation, exercise and refreshing.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information:Thesis (Sarjana Sains (Pengurusan Pembinaan)) - Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2013; Supervisor : Mr. Abdul Rahim Abdul Hamid
Uncontrolled Keywords:construction industry management, job stress
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions:Civil Engineering
ID Code:33255
Deposited By: Kamariah Mohamed Jong
Deposited On:23 Feb 2014 08:53
Last Modified:11 Sep 2017 06:06

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