Title: Gender differences in stress symptoms among Slovene managers

Authors: Maja Mesko, Zlatka Mesko Stok, Petra Mijoc, Damir Karpljuk, Mateja Videmsek

Addresses: Slovenian Air Navigation Services, Limited; Kotnikova, 19a, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia. ' Faculty of Management Koper, University of Primorska, 5 Cankarjeva Street, 6104 Koper, Slovenia. ' Unior, d.d., Thermal Spa – Terme Zrece Tourism programme, Department of Healthcare – Physiotherapy, 15 Street on Rogla, 3214 Zrece, Slovenia. ' Faculty of Sports, University of Ljubljana, 22 Gortanova Street, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia. ' Faculty of Sports, University of Ljubljana, 22 Gortanova Street, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Abstract: The aim of this study was to identify the symptoms of stress in the studied sample, and to establish gender differences in stress symptoms. First, we tried to find out if there are gender differences in the stress level at work, second if there are gender differences in terms of stress symptoms frequency, and finally, if there are gender differences in terms of the intensity of experiencing stress symptoms. In this study, 85 managers from Slovene companies of random choice participated. The results of the study have shown that there are gender differences in terms of all the above-mentioned factors, namely a statistically higher level of stress in women. In terms of stress symptoms occurrence, there are gender differences in some stress symptoms as well as in the intensity of experiencing stress symptoms.

Keywords: managers; working environment; workplace stress; stress symptoms; gender differences; Slovenia; women; men; male stress; female stress.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2009.023500

International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 2009 Vol.3 No.3, pp.288 - 299

Published online: 25 Feb 2009 *

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