HomeDLSU Business & Economics Reviewvol. 6 no. 1 (1994)

An Analysis of the Correlates and Predictors of Stress among the Faculty of De La Salle University's College Of Business and Economics

Raymond D. Paderna

Discipline: Psychology



Just about everyone experiences some degree of stress as he is exposed to day to day activities. A housewife could be pressured by the rising cost of food in the market further aggravated by an improvident husband. On the business front, a personnel manager may express extreme dissatisfaction over the reasonable demands their company union is making regarding increased wages. Similarly, teachers might consider classroom management and relationships with fellow teachers as potential sources of tension in school. Indeed, stress seems to be a ubiquitous phenomenon most especially in the 90's when everyone is expected to cope with the dizzying rate of change pervasive in almost every aspect of life today. While nearly all individuals are confronted with stress, it is possible that one views it differently from the next person similarly afflicted with the phenomenon. Marshall and Cooper (1981) commented that stress has been used to refer to many things, some of which have obviously beneficial consequences. It is not surprising, then, that some people perform better when under pressure.