How does workplace stress affect job performance? An employee’s perspective

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Whitfield, Matthew; Cachia, Moira;
  • Publisher: University of West London
  • Subject: psychology

This study looks at the effect of perceived stress upon employees within the workplace environment and how it impacts their operating performance. Qualitative methodology was applied to gather in-depth information about the participants’ experience of employment and ass... View more
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