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Social Psychology of Education

, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp 77–91 | Cite as

Examining role stress among technical students in India

  • Rakesh Kumar Agrawal
  • Shailendra Singh Chahar
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Abstract

Although organizational stress has been the subject of much research, role stress among professional students in India has not been well examined. This study explores the extent and types of role stresses present among the engineering and management students in India. The findings reveal that students are experiencing role overload, role stagnation and self-role distance. Male students experience higher levels of role stagnation than female students. However, no significant differences could be observed on any of the role stressors between first year students and their seniors, or between management and engineering students. The results are indicative of the social and educational environment prevailing in the country.

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role stress technical students India 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rakesh Kumar Agrawal
    • 1
  • Shailendra Singh Chahar
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Management TechnologyGhaziabadIndia
  2. 2.New DelhiIndia

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