College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

Construction Management Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Construction Management



Primary Advisor/Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Phil Barlow, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


While stress is commonly experienced in the construction field, there is a lack of understanding regarding how employee rank and company size contribute to this phenomenon. This paper investigates the impact of employee rank and company size on stress levels in the construction industry. To address the gap of information, a qualitative survey was conducted among employees of a small commercial company, focusing on stress levels according to employee ranking. This would be part one. The findings shed light on the relationship between employee position and stress. Additionally, an indirect comparative analysis was performed, comparing the results of this study with those of a similar study conducted on a large construction company, for part two. The analysis of each part determines whether company size influences the amount of stress experienced by individuals in the commercial construction industry. The study reveals that generally, Senior Management employees experience a higher level of stress. Additionally, it demonstrates that, overall, large and small commercial construction companies experience similar levels of stress, except for variations within formal management of stress.