There is limited research on occupational stress and its relation to health from developing countries such as India. This study was done to evaluate work conditions of professionals in two highly productive sectors: the information technology (IT) sector, also known as software development, and Information Technology Enabled Services (ITES), also known as call centers. The study employed thirty-two in-depth interviews. The results indicate the presence of nine stress domains: job control, autonomy, time pressure, length of experience in industry, night shifts, income, appreciation of work, physical environment, work-environment and affective or emotional factors. Global drivers of demand, and local supply of a skilled workforce and the work force regulatory environment in India determine the work culture in Indian IT companies. Apart from affecting health of the professionals, these determinants influence workforce policies, priorities, goals and management practices.
Work Culture, Job Stress, Information Technology (IT), Information Technology Enabled Services (ITES), Qualitative Research
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Babu, G. R., N., S. T., Ketharam, A., Kar, S. B., & Detels, R. (2015). Perceived Occupational Stressors and the Health Software Professionals in Bengaluru, India. The Qualitative Report, 20(3), 314-335. Retrieved from http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol20/iss3/13