The Occupational Stress Index purports to measure the extent of stress that employees perceive arising from various constituents and conditions of their job. However, stress researchers have developed scales that measure the stress arising exclusively from job roles (Rizzo, et al 1970; Pareek 1981). The tool may conveniently be administered to the employees of every level operating in the context of industries or other non-production organizations. However, it would prove more suitable for the employees of supervisory level and above.
The reliability index ascertained by the split-half (odd-even) method and Cronbach’s alpha-coefficient for the scale as a whole were found to be .935 and .90, respectively.