STRESS, DEPRESSION AND WORK/HOME
Mclean, Vanessa May
Stress and clinical depression are two problems that affect organisations as they impair work performance and cost organisations and economies millions. One stressor that may lead to stress or depression is work/home role conflict. It is considered relevant for working mothers, since they tend to carry greater domestic responsibility. A questionnaire was utilised to explore stress, depression and work/home role conflict in 59 working mothers in this study. Number and ages of children, relationship status, support, coping and workload, work clarity, control and satisfaction were included. Six subjects at management level were also interviewed to gauge their understanding and management of these issues. Results revealed that work/home role conflict was not significant for this sample, but half appeared clinically depressed. Stress and depression were positively correlated, while support and coping were negatively correlated to stress and depression. Stress and depression were also negatively correlated to workload, clarity and satisfaction.
MM - P&DM
Stress , Depression , Working environment