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How is sector change in UK universities impacting on the occupational stress levels and well-being of academics?

How is sector change in UK universities impacting on the occupational stress levels and well-being of academics?

Ryan, Bernadette (2013) How is sector change in UK universities impacting on the occupational stress levels and well-being of academics? [Working Paper]

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Abstract

This essay is an exploration into feelings of stress, anxiety and powerlessness amongst professionals in Higher Educational Institutions. This paper draws on research that helps to define and identify what is meant by stress and anxiety. It then attempts to capture current issues within the higher education sector and offer some reasons as to why stress amongst academics is on the increase. The discussion then moves onto different interpretations of how academics respond to the transformational changes they are experiencing. Related to this, different paradigms are suggested for interpreting the phenomenon of New Public Management (NPM).

Item Type: Working Paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: stress, anxiety, sector change, new public management, UK universities,
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Business
School of Business > Leadership and Organisational Behaviour Research Group
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:26
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/10820

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