S. Lavanya, Dr. K. Sentamilselvan
Abstract: The banking sector in India has undergone tremendous changes with increased competition, increased levels of deregulation, which has facilitated the Indian Banking system and has placed enormous pressure and has created stress in the bank employees. Occupational stress has been a much commented upon phenomenon of the 21st century. Stress has become an inevitable part of human life in recent times and it makes life more challenging and innovative. With the opening of the banking sector, nationalized banks had to face fierce competition from private and foreign banks. The psychosocial well-being of an employee is very crucial to have a productive work force. The productivity of the work force determines the success of an organization. In an age of highly dynamic and competitive world, bank employees are exposed to all kinds of stressors that can affect them on all aspects of life. In this context the researcher has undertaken a study to find out the causes of stress among the bank employees and its influence on public and private sector bank employees. The researcher has used disproportionate stratified random sampling method to obtain the sample. Techniques such as percentage analysis, one way anova and chi square test were used to analyse the data.
Keywords: Occupational stress, Bank employees, Psychosocial, Productivity, Bank sector