—The present study attempts to assess the General
health status of employees of multinational companies (MNC)in
and around Bangalore . A total of 240 respondents, with equal
number of male and female respondents belonging to top and
medium managerial levels, completed the General Health
Questionnaire developed by Goldberg (1972) in order to
provide the information about the current mental status of the
employee in the organization and thus enabling the examiner to
identify the possible psychological disturbance in that employee.
Results revealed that in four factors of General Health Status
significant differences existed between male and female
employees of MNC employees. General health status
contributes maximum stress for the top level managerial
employees than medium level employees. In general health
status male employees show high score for the areas social
dysfunction, severe depression. Female employees show high
score for the areas somatic symptoms, anxiety and insomnia.
General health status contributes maximum stress for the top
level managerial employees than medium level employees. Male
employees showed significantly higher somatic symptoms and
social dysfunctions than females’ employees. Top managerial
level male employees had higher social dysfunction than female
employees. Social Dysfunction is highly significant for MNC
employees. The general health status of both top level and
medium managerial levels contributes maximum stress.
Significant interaction effects were observed between gender
and managerial levels too. Lastly, remedial measures to
improve the mental health and get away with job stress are
—General health status, psychological morbidity;
male and female employees, multinational companies, top level
and medium level managers.
C. Bindu Ashwini is with the R. V. College of Engineering (e-mail:
Cite: C. Bindu Ashwini, " Assessment of Gender Differences in General Health
Status among Different Levels of Managers of
Multinational Companies – A Comparative Study," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 4, no. 6, pp. 458-462, 2014.