International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss


Stress Perceptions of Working Adult Pakistanis and Americans
Dr. Talat Afza, Dr. Bahaudin G. Mujtaba, Naseem Habib

Workplace stress can impact personal stress and these are of concern for all adults in every economy. This practical paper compares the perceptions of 231 working adults in Pakistan with 288 Americans. While a moderate level of stress was found among these respondents and in the U.S., higher stress levels were discovered among Pakistanis. While older respondents and males did have higher stress scores, no statistically significant differences were linked to age or gender. However, statistically significant differences were found between those who had for government and those who did not work in the public sector. Pakistani respondents without a college degree had higher stress scores than those with higher degree. Suggestions and recommendation for stress reduction and stress management are provided.

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