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When analyzing the data by gender, it is found that fear of obsolescence is the dominant factor both in males and females. Similarly, client interaction is equally distressful for both the gender, as the next higher stress-creating factor. The factors creating lowest stress are work culture and family support among both males and females. This is obvious because work culture is associated with the adjustment of the environment of foreign culture when the professional is travelling abroad. Also family support will become irrelevant because majority of the participants belong to the age group of 21 to 28 and are unmarried.

Graph 1: Gender-wise Job Stress

4.6.2 Analysis by Marital Status

A higher degree of stress is found in unmarried people as compared to married people on the average. Also fear of obsolescence and workload are two strong stressors among unmarried people, whereas fear of obsolescence and client interaction are greater sources of stress among married people as compared to other factors. One of the reason of this phenomena is quite possible: married people may belong to higher age group and are working on both technical and managerial positions, hence, client interaction is a major factor contributing to their stress; while unmarried people are working for stretched hours, hence, feeling stressed due to workload. The lowest factors contributing in stress in both the cases are found to be family support and work culture.

Graph 2: Marital Status and Job Stress

Journal of Independent Studies and Research (MSSE)                                                       

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