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Stress and the female retail manager

Stress and the female retail manager Examines the sources of stress associated with male and female retail managers, a sector recognised as being stressful and where women are more likely than in other occupational sectors to be managers. Self-completed questionnaires were distributed to males and females at various levels of retail management. The findings confirmed the two research hypotheses: male and female managers reported similar job pressures, in particular from "work overload", "time pressures and deadlines", "staff shortages and turnover rates" and "long working hours". Moreover, female retail managers were more likely than their male counterparts to suffer from additional pressures caused by sex discrimination and prejudice. The outcome of these stressors can contribute to organisational deficiency, ultimately damaging the reputation of the company. Retail companies that successfully tackle the issue of work-related stress will be better equipped to cope with the price of change within the retail environment. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Women In Management Review Emerald Publishing

Stress and the female retail manager

Women In Management Review , Volume 15 (3): 12 – May 1, 2000

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2000 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0964-9425
DOI
10.1108/09649420010325762
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Abstract

Examines the sources of stress associated with male and female retail managers, a sector recognised as being stressful and where women are more likely than in other occupational sectors to be managers. Self-completed questionnaires were distributed to males and females at various levels of retail management. The findings confirmed the two research hypotheses: male and female managers reported similar job pressures, in particular from "work overload", "time pressures and deadlines", "staff shortages and turnover rates" and "long working hours". Moreover, female retail managers were more likely than their male counterparts to suffer from additional pressures caused by sex discrimination and prejudice. The outcome of these stressors can contribute to organisational deficiency, ultimately damaging the reputation of the company. Retail companies that successfully tackle the issue of work-related stress will be better equipped to cope with the price of change within the retail environment.

Journal

Women In Management ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: May 1, 2000

Keywords: Retailing; Managers; Women; Men

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