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Reasons for Stress

Home-related causes of stress ("stressors")
 
Family                                                                              

Children

Care for other dependents, such as elderly

Ill health (personal and to those you care for)

Health anxiety

Death (of a loved one)

Family arguments

In-laws

Family reunion

Marriage

Separation

Divorce

Relationship breakdown

Long distance relationships

Remarriage

Pregnancy

Childcare

Dealing with teenagers

Children leaving home

University fees

Lack of friends or support

Problems with neighbours

Crime

Redundancy

Unemployment

Renting

House maintenance / costs of DIY

Finance

Debt or money worries

Giving up smoking

Dieting

Obesity / weight problems

Addictions: Alcohol, Drugs, Gambling, Sex

Solvent abuse

Experiencing prejudice or discrimination

Worry about the environment

News events

Accidents

Daily hassles

Traffic jams

Public transport

Time pressures

Car troubles

Moving house

Taking out a mortgage

Studying

Taking exams

Interviews

Conflict with wife, husband or partner

Deadlines

Poor living environment

Personal or social issues

Holidays

 

 

 Work-related causes of stress ("stressors")
 
Workload

Volume of work

Management style

Relationships at work

Organisational change

Restructuring

Change management

Targets

Job Insecurity

Lack of management support

Long hours

Lack of control over doing the work

Job Design

Lack of training

Lack of consultation

Little influence in the workplace

Lack of a clear job description

No clear chain of command

Poor career prospects

Temporary work and fixed term contracts

Lack of any understanding leadership

Funding cuts

Increased workloads

Organisation culture

No recognition or praise
No extra reward for good job performance 

No opportunity to voice complaints

Too much to do

No authority to make decisions

No discretion to choose a course of action

Inability to use personal talents or skills

Inadequate time to complete tasks

Unable to achieve company standards

Performance reviews

Threat of the sack

Being ill and coming to work (presenteeism)

Losing concentration or making errors

Threat of danger

Exposure to serious or disastrous situations

Pressure is prolonged and unremitting

Confusion caused by conflicting demands

Harassment or bullying

Prolonged conflict between individuals

Exposure to prejudice or discrimination

Management techniques

Human Resource management

Lean Production

Business process re-engineering

Total Quality management

Unpleasant or hazardous working conditions

Technology

Monitoring and surveillance systems 

 
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