Organizational Stressors: An Annotated Bibliography

Organizational stress seems to be an inevitable consequence of doing business in today’s fast-paced global society. But what are the causes of organizational stress?

What is the impact of these stressors on an organization? How can these sources of stress be effectively mitigated and managed? Critically reviewing the body of research on these questions may yield valuable insight that will allow you to enable organizations of which you are a part to better manage stress.

To prepare:
•Select three peer-reviewed scholarly articles, with each article addressing a different source of organizational stress. In your evaluation of each article, consider the following: ◦Reliability (evaluation of research methods used, theories used, and data on which it is based)
◦Appropriateness for the intended audience
◦Background and authority of the author
◦Limitations of the research (which can depend on the scope, reliability, age of the document, and bias)
◦Significance of the research


For more information and an example of an annotated bibliography, refer to the Walden University Online Writing Center’s annotated bibliography resource in this Module’s Learning Resources.

By Day 7 of Week 5, submit an annotated bibliography for the three resources. For each article, be sure to include the following:
•A full APA-style bibliographic reference including the author, title, publisher, and place of publication
•A summary of the document including the main points, its purpose, the theoretical perspective on which it is based, and the scope
•Evaluation of the source following the guidelines outlined under “To prepare”