The Correlation between Personal and Work-related Stress and the Feasibility of Managing both Successfully in Today’s Society

Elu Akpala-Onnekikami


Personal and Work-related stress are considered an integral part of one’s life in our contemporary times. Stress has been defined in several ways, but most scholars on the subject are of the opinion that stress is caused by a stimulus that can be either psychological or physical. The concept of stress can be viewed as a mental and physical condition that occurs when individuals adjust or change to cope with a threatening environment. This review of the literature on the subject focuses on the relationship between personal and work-related stress, and how it could be reduced so that employee’s health will not be compromised and, if managed properly, could lead to happy and productive workers. Furthermore, this review focuses on the nature of stress, both individual and organizational causes, as well as finally strategies for dealing with stress.

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