Study of Psychological Wellbeing of Employees in a Manufacturing Industry

Manjula, Vijaya R.; Manjula, M. Y.
July 2012
Journal of Psychosocial Research;Jul-Dec2012, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p297
Academic Journal
The present study was conducted to assess the well-being of employees working in a manufacturing industry in Bangalore. The participants consisted of 200 male and female blue and white collar employees. Subjective well-being Inventory (Nagpal and Sell, 1992) was administered to assess the wellbeing of the participants. Blue collar employees have significantly higher overall perception of life as functioning smoothly and joyfully, enjoy subjective wellbeing derived from values of spiritual quality and have lower perceived or real physiological dysfunctioning due to psychological or emotional conflicts or stresses when compared to the white collar employees. White collar employees on the other hand have significantly higher social support describing the social environment beyond the family as supportive in general and in time of crisis, and have significantly higher mental mastery over self and environment when compared to the blue collar employees. Comparison of male and female employees shows that male employees have significantly higher mental mastery over self and environment, and have lower perceived or real physiological dysfunctioning due to psychological or emotional conflicts or stresses when compared to the female employees.


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