Measuring the effect of commitment on occupational stressors and individual productivity ties

Zafir Khan Mohamed Makhbul, Muhamad Hizam Sheikh, Khairuddin Sheikh

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Abstract

Based upon existing literature, stress at the workplace has a negative effect on commitment. The negative effect on commitment jeopardizes individual productivity. The purpose of the present study is to determine the indirect effects of occupational stressors on individual productivity through the analysis of commitment variables. The respondents were selected utilizing the proportionate stratified random sampling method. A total of 300 questionnaires were collected from the academic administrators of 5 Malaysian research universities. The research instrument used for the stress and commitment components is adopted from the ASSET (A Shortened Stress Evaluation Tool). Meanwhile, the productivity component utilized the criteria employed by the annual performance appraisal of the research universities. Occupational stressors are analyzed dimensionally, while commitment and individual productivity are analyzed aggregately. The results show that certain occupational stressors are significantly, but negatively, related to commitment, including work relationships; work-life balance; overload; control; resources and communication; and pay and benefits. The results also indicate that certain occupational stressors are significantly, but negatively, related to individual productivity, including work relationships; work-life balance; job security; control; resources and communication; and pay and benefits. Finally, the present study finds that commitment partially mediates the aforementioned relationships.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-113
Number of pages11
JournalJurnal Pengurusan
Volume40
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Productivity
Work relationships
Work-life balance
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University research
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Performance appraisal
Work place
Overload
Indirect effects
Sampling methods
Random sampling
Job security
Questionnaire
Evaluation

Keywords

  • Academicians
  • Commitment
  • Productivity
  • Research university
  • Stress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Accounting
  • Business and International Management

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Measuring the effect of commitment on occupational stressors and individual productivity ties. / Mohamed Makhbul, Zafir Khan; Sheikh, Muhamad Hizam; Sheikh, Khairuddin.

In: Jurnal Pengurusan, Vol. 40, 2014, p. 103-113.

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