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The Impact of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction on Workplace Well-being and Employee Productivity: A Comprehensive Review
K. S. Giridharan
The primary objective of this paper is to investigate the intricate relationship between locus of control (LOC) and stress, particularly in today's highly competitive environment. Stress has become a ubiquitous challenge for individuals across various professions, with a notable impact on software engineers frequently engaged in client-driven strategic alliances. Collaborating with diverse teams dispersed across different geographic locations often presents stress-inducing challenges. However, individuals possessing a strong locus of control (LOC) may exhibit enhanced resilience in the face of such adversity.This study formulates and tests a hypothesis to discern the significant differences between locus of control, the sources of pressure, and gender in stress management. The research employs the OSI questionnaire, initially developed by Cooper et al., as a robust instrument to gather pertinent data. The data collection involved 91 software professionals from five prominent companies listed within NASSCOM, all actively engaged in client-oriented projects. The collected data was meticulously analysed utilising various statistical techniques, including descriptive statistics, correlation analysis, and ANOVA, all facilitated by the SPSS software.This comprehensive examination sheds light on the vital role of locus of control in stress management within the dynamic realm of software engineering and strategic alliances. The findings from this research provide valuable insights into occupational stress and the various sources of pressure that software professionals encounter in their pursuit of excellence.
Locus of control, strategic alliance, Internal LOC, External LOC, stress management, occupational stress, sources of pressure, software engineers, OSI questionnaire, SPSS analysis.
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