STRESS, STRAIN, HEALTH AWARENESS OF BUS DRIVERS AND CONDUCTORS PLYING BUSES THROUGH CONGESTED KOLKATA ROADS

This study was conducted to determine the stress, strain and health awareness of drivers and conductors of both government and private buses which ply through the most congested roads of Kolkata. Thirty drivers and 30 conductors from government buses and 30 each from private buses were selected randomly. A general information schedule and questionnaires on stress, strain and health awareness were separately developed in the Bengali language. The reliability coefficients of the three questionnaires were calculated; t-statistic was used to find out the significant differences between the two groups with respect to the variables considered for the present study. The results revealed that private bus drivers and conductors perceive high stress. With respect to 'strain' no significant difference was observed among drivers of both government and private buses. But government bus drivers and conductors are more aware about their health in comparison to their counterparts in private buses.

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    • Authors' affiliation: Department of Applied Psychology, Calcutta University, 92, A.P.C. Road, Kolkata, India, 700009.
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    Utkal University

    Centre of Advanced Study in Psychology, Bhubaneswar
    Orissa,   India 
  • Authors:
    • Mitra, M B
    • Gupta, H N
  • Publication Date: 2005-1

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  • English

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  • Pagination: p. 39-48
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  • Accession Number: 00989274
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 2005 12:00AM