Determining the Antecedents of Job Stress and Their Impact on Job Performance: A Study Among Faculty Members
The IUP Journal of Organizational Behavior, Vol. XV, No. 2, April 2016, pp. 7-24
Posted: 20 Oct 2016
Date Written: October 19, 2016
Studies have shown that occupational stress is the main contributor to the high stress level in teachers. The effects of stress as evidenced can result in poor performance, absenteeism, having work-dissatisfaction, increased errors in memoranda, high medical bills, lateness to work, low productivity, etc. This study attempts to find the antecedents of job stress and their effect on job performance in terms of job dissatisfaction and avoidance among faculty members, specifically in B-Schools. The sample consists of 110 management faculty teaching in B-Schools in Andhra Pradesh, India. Factor analysis has been done to club the major stress variables like long working hours, management behavior, relationships with colleagues, teaching and research responsibilities, etc. Factor analysis also clubs performance variables like absenteeism, avoiding work, satisfaction from pay package, quitting job, etc. Regression analysis has been done to find the impact of stress on job performance. The results suggest that teaching stress leads to job avoidance, whereas work overload stress and poor interpersonal relationships lead to job dissatisfaction. Basic policy measures have been recommended for the practitioners and faculty members.
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