Organizational Climate, Opportunities, Challenges and Psychological Wellbeing of the Remote Working Employees during COVID-19 Pandemic: A General Linear Model Approach with Reference to Information Technology Industry in Hyderabad

International Journal of Advanced Research in Engineering and Technology (IJARET), 11(4), 2020, pp. 372-389.

18 Pages Posted: 13 May 2020

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Dr. KDV Prasad

International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) Telangana, India

Dr Mruthyanjaya Rao Mangipudi

Adjunct Professor, School of Management, Malla Reddy University, Hyderabad, India

Dr Rajesh Vaidya

Assistant Professor- Integrated MBA, Department of Management Technology, Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering & Management, Nagpur, India

Budumuru Muralidhar

International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) Telangana, India

Date Written: May 13, 2020

Abstract

In this empirical study we are presenting the results of our survey research on remote working by employees of IT and e-commerce industry employees during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic with reference to Hyderabad Metro. An empirical survey was carried out during the lockdown period, 25 March 2020 - 20 April 2020 using research survey instrument, an undisguised questionnaire. The eight independent factors team work, communication, peer, job related factors, organization policies, organization climate, job satisfaction, psychological factors dependent factor psychological wellbeing of the employees. The psychological wellbeing was measured using the modified and shortened version of 18-item version scale of Ryff and Keyes using six factors - self-acceptance, personal growth, purpose in life, environmental mastery, autonomy and positive relations with others. The survey instrument validity and reliability was assessed using Cronbach alpha (overall C-alpha measured at 0.92) for all the items and Split-Half (odd-even) Correlation 0.82 whereas Split-Half with Spearman-Brown Adjustment at 0.94. The results from the General Linear Model Multivariate analysis indicate communication, organization climate, organization policies, job satisfaction and psychological factors significantly influencing the psychological wellbeing of employees in information technology sector during the survey period of COVID-19 pandemic.

Keywords: COVID-19, Psychological wellbeing, Cronbach alpha, Remote working, Autonomy

Suggested Citation

Prasad, Dr. KDV and Mangipudi, Dr Mruthyanjaya Rao and Vaidya, Dr Rajesh and Muralidhar, Budumuru, Organizational Climate, Opportunities, Challenges and Psychological Wellbeing of the Remote Working Employees during COVID-19 Pandemic: A General Linear Model Approach with Reference to Information Technology Industry in Hyderabad (May 13, 2020). International Journal of Advanced Research in Engineering and Technology (IJARET), 11(4), 2020, pp. 372-389., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3599799

Dr. KDV Prasad (Contact Author)

International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) Telangana, India ( email )

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Dr Mruthyanjaya Rao Mangipudi

Adjunct Professor, School of Management, Malla Reddy University, Hyderabad, India ( email )

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Dr Rajesh Vaidya

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Budumuru Muralidhar

International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) Telangana, India ( email )

Nairobi, 39063
Kenya

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