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How can job stressors affect behavior and performance?

Evaluate your current or previous employment. What are some potential job stressors that may affect you specifically? How can these stressors affect job behavior and performance? How can you avoid these stressors?

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This is asking for your personal experiences, so let's look at some common job stressors for you to consider and some remedies.

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1. Evaluate your current or previous employment. What are some potential job stressors that may affect you specifically?

Job stress is defined as "a chronic [condition] caused by conditions in the workplace that negatively affect an individual`s performance and/or overall well-being of his body and mind." (http://www.lifepositive.com/mind/psychology/stress/stress-at-work.asp) The conditions that cause stress are called the job stressors, such things as: job insecurity, a high demand for performance on the job, workplace culture, technology, personal or family problems ; female stressors, such as mental, physical or sexual harassment that is common in the workplace; or a combination of these stressors and others (see below). (http://www.lifepositive.com/mind/psychology/stress/stress-at-work.asp)

Have any of these impacted you on the job? Over time, burnout can result.

For example, perhaps the expansion of technology is one that affects or has affected you. The jobs stress around technology is related to the employers increased expectations for employees as a result of the increased use of technology - computers, pagers, cell phones, e-mail management, fax machines and the Internet. It has also resulted in expectations for heightened speed and efficiency for the individual employee. This results in increased pressure on the employee to constantly operate at peak performance levels. This is often an unrealistic expectation of employers or perception by the employee. Sometimes employees are not given the proper training and advanced to a higher position where different or new technology is required. Individuals ...

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This posting looks at some common job stressors for you to consider and some remedies. References are also provided to further validate the findings.

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