Exploring occupational stress among employees in the financial industry

A perspective from developing economies in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia





occupational stress, role ambiguity, role overload, social support, job control


The study aims in analyzing the role of workplace stressors on occupational stress levels. A descriptive and explanatory research design has been used. A mean scale as a measure of central tendency was used to explain the existing situation. Correlation and multiple regression have been implemented to measure the association of variables and the stress level prediction ability of the constructs. A random sampling technique was used in determining the sample size. Mainly primary data is collected through a structured questionnaire and distributed to people online through Google form. Occupational stresses have shown a strong and significant association with stress constructs. The cumulative prediction ability of the constructs is stronger on the occupational stress level of the organization. Social support and job control are inversely associated with occupational stress levels. However. role ambiguity and role overload have a direct relationship with the magnitude of occupational stress.


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Author Biographies

Esayas Degago Demissie, University of Debrecen

PhD student

Daniel Kibet Koech, University of Debrecen

PhD student

Edina Molnár, University of Debrecen



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Demissie, E. D., Koech, D. K., & Molnár, E. (2024). Exploring occupational stress among employees in the financial industry : A perspective from developing economies in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Vezetéstudomány Budapest Management Review, 55(5), 20–32. https://doi.org/10.14267/VEZTUD.2024.05.02