Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Full metadata record
DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.identifier.citationBriffa, L. (2014). Stress among the public service (Diploma long essay).en_GB
dc.descriptionDIP.PUBLIC ADMIN.en_GB
dc.description.abstractRecent studies suggest that 50 - 60 % of all lost working days are related to occupational stress (Cox et al. 2000). In the last couple of years, there has been a growing interest in stress related to the place of work. This is because employees are at a high risk of stress and job dissatisfaction. The aim of the study is to determine which occupational stressors are present in today's working environment and to describe and compare the occupational stress between two Government Departments. One within the Ministry Of Finance and one within the Ministry for Social Welfare. The sample consisted of 172 employees. The analysis showed that too much overload of work and shortage of staff combined with stress of job demands and lack of resources were components of burnout and exhaustion. Since occupational stress is having its toll on the employees, this research will help to see how one can manage the stress related to work in a proactive maner and to reduce the personal impact it has on the employees and to determine the affects of job stress of employees employed with the local government. In Malta, some people still have the perception that since you work within the public service all is plain sailing and the employees may as well take it easy. Being a civil servant myself I can proof that this is not the case, and it saddens me when I hear people pass this remark. Thus with this long essay I hope to be a mirror to the citizens who were never employed with the government and therefore do not know that a job with the government may be as stressful as any other job in another place. This is reflected through the increasing number of employees within the public service who seek help within the Employee Support Programme. My objective is to understand through my research issues touching the stress in the public service.en_GB
dc.subjectCivil service -- Maltaen_GB
dc.subjectJob stress -- Maltaen_GB
dc.titleStress among the public serviceen_GB
dc.rights.holderThe copyright of this work belongs to the author(s)/publisher. The rights of this work are as defined by the appropriate Copyright Legislation or as modified by any successive legislation. Users may access this work and can make use of the information contained in accordance with the Copyright Legislation provided that the author must be properly acknowledged. Further distribution or reproduction in any format is prohibited without the prior permission of the copyright holder.en_GB
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Maltaen_GB
dc.publisher.departmentFaculty of Economics, Management and Accountancy. Department of Public Policyen_GB
dc.contributor.creatorBriffa, Lourdes (2014)-
Appears in Collections:Dissertations - FacEma - 2014
Dissertations - FacEMAPP - 2014

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
DIP.PUBLIC ADMIN._Briffa_Lourdes_2014.PDF
  Restricted Access
3.66 MBAdobe PDFView/Open Request a copy

Items in OAR@UM are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.