Stressors Related To Transfers And Coping Strategies Employed By Female Workers At Zimra

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ABSTRACT

The study explored the stressors related to transfers and coping strategies employed by female

workers at ZIMRA. It was based upon the problem statement that transferring an employee from

one working area to another severely affected work-life balance of that employee. The ultimate

purpose of the research being to make known all the stressors related to transfers and coping

strategies used by employees so that stressors could be eliminated and coping strategies

improved so as to promote employees’ well-being. The study was guided by the Transactional

model of stress with attempt to show how employee transfers result in stress. A qualitative

approach and phenomenological research design were used and to come up with sample, the

researcher used convenient sampling whereas data saturation method was used to determine

sample size. The research consisted of 14 female participants of which 12 were non-managerial

and 2 were managerial employees. The data was collected through in-depth interviews was then

coded, categorised and analysed using thematic data analysis. The major themes were work-life

stressors related to transfers, coping strategies used by ZIMRA female workers to cope with

stress. The conclusions drawn were that there are so many stressors related to transfers, these

included family disintegration, homesickness, increased financial constraints and challenges in

adapting and relearning new procedures. The study also found that emotion focused coping

strategies were mostly used by employees especially seeking social support to cope with stress

and the major recommendation most employees gave was that during transfers, the proximity

between the new station and employees’ home and family should be maintained.

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APA

SSA, R (2021). Stressors Related To Transfers And Coping Strategies Employed By Female Workers At Zimra. Afribary.com: Retrieved May 13, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/stressors-related-to-transfers-and-coping-strategies-employed-by-female-workers-at-zimra

MLA 8th

Research, SSA. "Stressors Related To Transfers And Coping Strategies Employed By Female Workers At Zimra" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 04 May. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/stressors-related-to-transfers-and-coping-strategies-employed-by-female-workers-at-zimra . Accessed 13 May. 2021.

MLA7

Research, SSA. "Stressors Related To Transfers And Coping Strategies Employed By Female Workers At Zimra". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 04 May. 2021. Web. 13 May. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/stressors-related-to-transfers-and-coping-strategies-employed-by-female-workers-at-zimra >.

Chicago

Research, SSA. "Stressors Related To Transfers And Coping Strategies Employed By Female Workers At Zimra" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed May 13, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/stressors-related-to-transfers-and-coping-strategies-employed-by-female-workers-at-zimra