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To Study the Effect of Excessive Workload on Health of the Young Professionals


  • Chander Singh Shekhawat
  • Agency : Work Load, Health Professional, Performance
  • Objective : The objectives of the present study were to determine the effect of excessive workload on the health of the young professionals and to identify the ways to reduce the excessive workload.


  • Background : In today's world, organizations are pursuing complex objectives that are often difficult to reconcile: to become more competitive, more productive and more profitable. Work intensification inevitably has consequences for workers by placing greater demand on their cognitive, psychological and physical abilities. Over the last decade, a return of certain work-related health and safety problems has been noted in various sectors of the working world. The study investigated the effects of job workload on the physical health, mental health, personal and work behaviors of working health personals in public as well as private organizations. It aimed to find the effects of excessive workload on the target group.




  • Methodology : A Descriptive cross sectional study was conducted. Study was based on primary data. A sample size of total 125 was selected from the mail list and structured self administered questionnaire was distributed to all respondents, working in any organization for past 3 months through electronic e-mail.


  • Findings : More than seventy percent of young professionals reported excessive workload. While women reported a higher occasional work load, men reported a more frequent (regular) workload. Around 33 percent of young professionals avail sick leave due to overwork and one-fifth of the young professionals resorted to substance abuse to cope up with heavy work. Fatigue, headache, Depression were the common health problems and organizations need to work on conflicting work demands, repetitive works, poor decision making process to reduce workload on their employees


  • Recommendations : To reduce the stress which is a result of excessive workload among young professionals, could be done by defined individual roles and responsibilities, exercising regularly to lower stress, restriction of substance abuse and promotion of Yoga and meditation activities.


The objectives of the present study were to determine the effect of excessive workload on the health of the young professionals and to identify the ways to reduce the excessive workload.