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Purpose: Occupational stress among professionals in the construction industry is increasing considerably due to faster economic development projects in many developing countries. Reportedly construction professionals are the third most affected group after miners and police officers. There is a need to explore professionspecific occupational stressors, their impact on professional and the prevention strategies in place at the organizational level. Further, specific prevention strategies need to be identified for implementation at the organizational level. Design/methodology/approach: A questionnaire based survey was performed among construction professionals such as Project Managers, Engineers and Quantity Surveyors involved in large construction projects to identify occupational stress causing factors pertinent to construction professionals, their impact and occupational stress prevention strategies. Stress prevention strategies at primary, secondary and tertiary levels were analyzed to establish the stress prevention framework for large organizations. Findings: Eleven occupational stress causing factors were identified to be significant in creating negative impact at the work. Further thirteen resultant impacts of negative stress too were recognized. Three primary prevention strategies, three secondary prevention strategies and a tertiary prevention approach were identified via a factor analysis to manage these occupational stresses at the organizational level. Originality/value: Impact of occupational stress on construction professionals that may cause poor performance of the industry can be controlled by effectively managing and controlling the negative stresses.
Published research endorse that the occupational negative stress leads to a decline in employees’ job performance and excessive stress adversely impacts on construction industry performance. Stress must therefore be appropriately managed. Occupational stress has become an ignored term in the construction industry and the impact has been seldom studied due to the inherent characteristics of the industry. Construction projects are highly committed to achieve time, cost and quality targets. The recent economic growth in Sri Lanka has observed a construction boom with many large projects being initiated. Continuous modification of construction projects, increasing complexity of work and increasing demand for higher productivity have become common features of the industry.
Hence, it was identified that this would be the most appropriate timeframe to commence assessment of occupational stress among professionals involved in construction industry.
A vast majority of the respondents (96%) confirmed experiencing stress at workplace while only a minority (4%) denying being affected by occupational stress. It has become a big issue for the performance of the individuals due to less job satisfaction.