Factors Contributing To Job Stress of Garments Sector Manager in Bangladesh

Manjur Ahmed, Md. Zamanur Rahman, Khair Jahan Sogra


Stress is a part of life. Employers today are critically analyzing organizational stress management issues which contribute to lower job performance. A manager working in the garments sector, which is the largest  (18 percent ) contributor of GDP in Bangladesh, is under a great deal of stress in their work due to physical, psychological and financial imbalances (Ashraf and Strumpell, 2011). This study assumes that these stresses ultimately have an economic implication for their organization. The purpose of this study is to identify the work related stress factors and it effects on the task performance of the managers, working in this sector. A survey was conducted in 869 garment factories in two sub-district of Dhaka. The primary data were collected from 284 respondents from those selected factories through self-interviews using structured questionnaires. A factor analysis is conducted to identify the factors related with job stress and it indentified the factors such as job uncertainty, long working hour, less time for family, lack of administrative support and work overload are significantly related with job stresses. Then a regression analysis was carried out that reveals the extent of contribution of different factors on job stress of the garment sector managers in Bangladesh. Findings from the regression analyses showed that job uncertainty, long working hour, less time for family and lack of administrative support are significantly and positively related and increased job stress for managers. On the other hand, the findings of the study revealed that work overload does not have any significant effect on stress.

Keywords: Job stress, Job Performance, Stress related factors, Regression analysis, Garment sector manager, Factor analysis.

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