Occupational Pressure Among District Health Office Staff

  • Nurhidayah Sabri
  • Siti Nurshahida Nazli
  • Tengku Nilam Baizura Tengku Ibrahim


Occupational pressure refers to the external demands and expectations implemented upon individuals during their work or occupation. It is a regular aspect of the workplace and can serve as a motivator for individuals to perform well and fulfil job requirements. There are many factors that can cause occupational stress, such as work duties, time constraints, and high demands. While occupational pressure can motivate individuals to excel and reach their full potential, excessive or prolonged pressure can result in tension and adverse outcomes. When individuals feel overburdened by the demands and expectations imposed upon them, it can harm their well-being and performance at work. This study determines the current mental health and emotional stress level among healthcare workers in District Health Office. The respondents were evaluated about factors affecting pressure at the workplace and DASS21 questionnaires was used to find out the level of mental health among respondents. Most of the respondents have good mental health but there are still a few workers who have depression, anxiety, and stress on a highly severe scale. A suggestion to mitigate workplace stress involves fostering positive relationships between supervisors and colleagues, setting clear objectives, and implementing efficient time management strategies.


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How to Cite
SABRI, Nurhidayah; NAZLI, Siti Nurshahida; TENGKU IBRAHIM, Tengku Nilam Baizura. Occupational Pressure Among District Health Office Staff. International Journal of Business and Technology Management, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 3, p. 641-647, oct. 2023. ISSN 2682-7646. Available at: <https://myjms.mohe.gov.my/index.php/ijbtm/article/view/24549>. Date accessed: 13 june 2024.