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A Study of Role Stressors and Job Satisfaction: The Case of MNCs in Collectivist Context

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Department of HRM, College of Business, King Abdul Aziz University, Rabigh 21911, Saudi Arabia
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Department of Finance, College of Business, King Abdul Aziz University, Rabigh 21911, Saudi Arabia
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Department of Management, Qurtuba University of Science and IT, Dera Ismail Khan 29050, Pakistan
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Department of Marketing, College of Business, King Abdul Aziz University, Rabigh 21911, Saudi Arabia
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Behav. Sci. 2019, 9(5), 49; https://doi.org/10.3390/bs9050049
Received: 29 December 2018 / Revised: 5 April 2019 / Accepted: 15 April 2019 / Published: 7 May 2019
Job stressors in organizational studies are commonly known as role stressors. These include role overload (RO), role conflict (RC), role ambiguity (RA) and job insecurity (JI). We explored the predicting role of these stressors on the overall level of job stress (JS) and job satisfaction (JSF). Moreover, we tested the role of JS as a mediator between the relationship of role stressors and JSF in a multinational corporation (MNC) in a non-western collectivist context (Pakistan). We obtained data through field surveys from 173 engineering employees from the electrical, mechanical, safety and chemical divisions. Role stressors significantly predicted overall level of JS and JSF. JS was also found to partially mediate the relationship between role stressors and JSF. The study findings suggest that foreign ownership needs to focus not only on the economic value, but also the organizational and job design to mitigate the detrimental role of selected stressors. The results of this study have important implications for MNCs in general, and in developing countries in particular. Theoretical and managerial implications are discussed with recommendations. View Full-Text
Keywords: role stressors; job stress; job satisfaction; mediation analysis; multinational corporation; collectivist context role stressors; job stress; job satisfaction; mediation analysis; multinational corporation; collectivist context
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Din, S.-U.-.; Ishfaq, M.; Khan, M.I.; Khan, M.A. A Study of Role Stressors and Job Satisfaction: The Case of MNCs in Collectivist Context. Behav. Sci. 2019, 9, 49.

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