An exploratory study on the perceived work stress by individual characteristics: The case of Egyptian hotels
This paper explores the common work stress in a sample of Egyptian managers and employees. It investigates the differences and frequency of work stress by individual characteristics such as job level, gender and marital status. The researcher distributed a self-administered questionnaire to a sample of N = 140 managers and N = 400 front-line employees at 40 Egyptian five-star hotels. The results revealed that role conflict, role ambiguity and workload were the most common stressors for managers and employees. In addition, hotel managers experienced significantly more stress than front-line employees did. Female employees indicated significantly more stress than did their male counterparts. Some implications for practice are discussed such as recruiting employees who can function optimally even in stressful situations, which would help lower costs.
Faculty of Tourism and Hotel Management
Social Sciences, Business and International Management, Accounting
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Egypt, Front-line employees, Hotel industry, Managers, Work stress
Mohamed, Lamiaa Moustafa, "An exploratory study on the perceived work stress by individual characteristics: The case of Egyptian hotels" (2015). Faculty of Tourism and Hotel Management. 9.