Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Michael Hilt
This exploratory study investigated worksite stress and stress management interest within the television industry, and built on sociological theory pertinent to media organizations’ pressures. A self-administered survey instrument was internally distributed at two local commercial television stations. From the purposive sample, 58 subjects (23 men, and 33 women) completed and returned questionnaires. Subjects identified time pressures as their major source of occupational stress, followed by management conflict. Time and management pressures also represented about 70 percent of personnel’s perceived barriers to practice of worksite stress management techniques. Perceptions of worksite stress management interest differed between departments. While further research is needed to determine specific managerial/personnel conflicts, overall results indicated personnel would like more managerial support, particularly in relationship to lack-of-manpower issues. Results indicated a need for additional assessment between departments. Additionally, all television-industry personnel could profit from further education regarding organizational and personal benefits from an implementation of worksite stress management techniques.
Vampola, Kathleen A., "A study of broadcast-industry personnel's sources of occupational stress and interest in worksite stress management techniques" (1995). Student Work. 3129.