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SA Journal of Industrial Psychology

versão On-line ISSN 2071-0763
versão impressa ISSN 0258-5200

SA j. ind. Psychol. vol.34 no.3 Johannesburg  2008




Werkstresverskille tussen wit en swart middelvlakbestuurspersoneel



Cobus Pienaar; Ebben S Van Zyl

Departement Bedryfsielkunde, Universiteit van die Vrystaat, Suid-Afrika





Die doel van die studie waarop hierdie artikel gebaseer is, was om ondersoek in te stel na die verskille in werkstres tussen wit en swart middelvlakbestuurspersoneel in 'n Suid-Afrikaanse diensorganisasie. Uit vorige navorsing oor stres blyk dit dat werkstres en sielkundige uitbranding aan die toeneem is. Veranderinge binne veral die Suid-Afrikaanse politieke en ekonomiese arena het daartoe bygedra dat Suid-Afrikaanse diensorganisasies genoodsaak word om meer swart bestuurders in diens te neem. Uit die resultate blyk dit dat die swart groep statisties beduidend hoër tellings as die wit groep op stresfaktore behaal het. Op grond van bogenoemde resultate, is enkele aanbevelings gemaak.

Sleutelwoorde: werkstres, stres, wit en swart middelvlakbestuurspersoneel


Work stress differences between white and black middle-level managers. The purpose of the study on which this article is based, was to investigate the difference in work-related stress between white and black middle-level management personnel in a South African service organisation. Literature studies regarding stress reveal that work stress and psychological burnout are steadily increasing. Changes within the political and economical arena of South Africa contributed towards service organisations appointing more black managers. From the results, it seems that the black group has obtained statistically significant higher scores than their white counterparts on stress factors. Due to the above-mentioned results, a few recommendations were made.



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