Coping Strategies and Demographic Variables: A Study Amongst Employees in the Banking Sector
The changing nature of work has placed unprecedented demands on employees, and fueled concerns about the
effect this change is having on the well-being and health of employees and their work organizations. Coping strategies refer
to the specific efforts, both behavioural and psychological, that people employ to master, tolerate, reduce, or minimize
stressful events. Stress is a condition of strain that has a direct bearing on emotions, thought process and physical conditions
of a person. The objective of this research paper is to examine coping strategies adopted by employees and how they are
associated with different demographic variables. Data was collected from 132 employees of both public and private sector
banks. The study shows coping strategies significantly associated with education, age and marital status and years of service
of the employees in the organization.
Keywords— Coping, Avoidance, Attrition, Maladaptive.