Contextualising workplace stress: the experience of bank employees in Nigeria

Adunola Oluremi Oke, Patrick Mark Dawson

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Abstract

This article draws attention to the contextual dimensions to workplace stress and advocates the need for more
sociological research. In a study of ten banking organizations in Nigeria, quantitative data are captured using a
survey instrument and qualitative data are collected through a series of semi-structured interviews. This dual
methods approach is used to investigate workplace stress and a key finding is that employee experience of
stress reflects both individual characteristics as well as more collective qualities that are shaped by contextual
factors. We conclude that too much emphasis is placed on individual-based programmes for managing stress
and that more attention needs to be given to broader contextual issues in managing the conditions in which
workplace stress is experienced.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationManaging the Pacific Century, 22nd ANZAM Conference
Place of PublicationWestern Australia
PublisherPromaco Convention
ISBN (Electronic)1 86308 149 6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008
Event22nd ANZAM Conference - Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 2 Dec 20085 Dec 2008

Conference

Conference22nd ANZAM Conference
CountryNew Zealand
CityAuckland
Period2/12/085/12/08

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Nigeria
Work place
Employees
Qualitative data
Banking
Structured interview
Individual characteristics

Keywords

  • stress
  • banking
  • Nigeria
  • contextual
  • culture
  • employee experience

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Oke, A. O., & Dawson, P. M. (2008). Contextualising workplace stress: the experience of bank employees in Nigeria. In Managing the Pacific Century, 22nd ANZAM Conference Western Australia: Promaco Convention.

Contextualising workplace stress : the experience of bank employees in Nigeria. / Oke, Adunola Oluremi; Dawson, Patrick Mark.

Managing the Pacific Century, 22nd ANZAM Conference. Western Australia : Promaco Convention, 2008.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Oke, AO & Dawson, PM 2008, Contextualising workplace stress: the experience of bank employees in Nigeria. in Managing the Pacific Century, 22nd ANZAM Conference. Promaco Convention, Western Australia, 22nd ANZAM Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, 2/12/08.
Oke AO, Dawson PM. Contextualising workplace stress: the experience of bank employees in Nigeria. In Managing the Pacific Century, 22nd ANZAM Conference. Western Australia: Promaco Convention. 2008
Oke, Adunola Oluremi ; Dawson, Patrick Mark. / Contextualising workplace stress : the experience of bank employees in Nigeria. Managing the Pacific Century, 22nd ANZAM Conference. Western Australia : Promaco Convention, 2008.
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