IJSSH 2014 Vol.4(6): 458-462 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2014.V4.398

Assessment of Gender Differences in General Health Status among Different Levels of Managers of Multinational Companies – A Comparative Study

C. Bindu Ashwini
Abstract—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 discussed.

Index Terms—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: author@ boulder.nist.gov).

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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.

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