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Title: Managers' stress at work
Author: Fletcher, Colin
Awarding Body: University of Aston in Birmingham
Current Institution: Aston University
Date of Award: 1971
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A large corporation, 'Profit' J took over two electronics firms, Mersey and Midland, in 1961. In 1969 all Mersey and Midland managers were interviewed and completed questionnaires. The research problem is to describe and exp l ain stress in managerial work. To do this, stress is made an extensive , or general, variable and three similar variables are made to explore the manager' s position. They are rank as power and prestige, responsibility as the contents and duration of work, and identity as the evaluations managers invest in their tasks. The variables are properties in a theory of occupational crises and, though they are largely consistent, the predicted relationships do not hold. So, in conclusion, the study is criticised for its mechanical and unhistorical construction. The text is a presentation of reasoning, results and a llied observations. The supplementary footnotes discuss the relevant litera ture and further cri ticise the style and content of the study.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Management studies