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4.6.5 Analysis by Job

Majority of the professionals working in software houses belong to the technical category. However, most of the people who are working as technical support are also experiencing the managerial support i.e. they reported to work both as technical and managerial positions. On the average, those people who are working both as technical and managerial support in the software houses are experiencing more stress, and showed the higher causes of stress as fear of obsolescence, client interaction, and workload.

4.7Key Findings


Analysis of variance suggests that all factors taken into account are not equally contributing towards job stress among software professionals working in different software houses in Pakistan.


On the average, ‘fear of obsolescence’ is the most contributing factor in job stress, and is found as a prominent factor of stress in all demographic strata.


‘Client interaction’ and ‘workload’ are next major factors, after fear of obsolescence.


According to correlation analysis of the factors, highest correlation is found of ‘workload’ with ‘client interaction’ and ‘work family support’; and moderate correlation is found with almost every other factor.


The most significant finding is obtained through demographic analysis, and it reveals that, males are more under stress as compared to their counterparts, unmarried are more distressful as compared to married, and the age group of 21 to 28 years experiences higher stress with respect to their senior colleagues. Hence, the specific group of ‘unmarried males in the age group of 21 to 28 years is found highly under stress as compared to other demographic segments.


Those professionals who are playing dual role of handling technology and managerial position are facing more stress.


Qualification or degree of the participants is not showing any impact in causing stress.

5.Conclusion and Recommendations

The professionals working in software houses of Pakistan are experiencing a moderate kind of stress in their job. This stress is equal for male and female members and there is no significant difference among them, but males are experiencing slightly higher stress as compared to females. One of the reason of this can be that males are supposed to work for longer hours as compared to females, and usually they take work along to their homes after working hours and at weekends, while females avoid to work longer hours especially late night sittings. It is also reported that males are supposed to work on Sundays as well, when

Journal of Independent Studies and Research (MSSE)                                                       

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