Job satisfaction as a mediator of the relationship between job stressors and affective, continuance, and normative commitment: A path analytical approach

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    Abstract

    This article investigates the potential mediating role of job satisfaction between job stressors - namely, role overload-quantitative, role overload-qualitative, and lack of career development - as sources of stress on the one hand, and various facets of organizational commitment - namely, affective, continuance, and normative - on the other hand. A sample of 361 employees in a number of organizations in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was used. Path analysis revealed that role overload-quantitative directly and negatively influences both job satisfaction and affective commitment and that lack of career development as a source of stress directly and negatively influences job satisfaction. Findings also suggest that job satisfaction mediates the influences of role overload-quantitative on various facets of organizational commitment. Implications, future lines of research, and limitations are discussed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)99-112
    Number of pages14
    JournalInternational Journal of Stress Management
    Volume9
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2002

    Keywords

    • Affective commitment
    • Continuance commitment
    • Job satisfaction
    • Job stressors
    • Normative commitment
    • Role overload

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Education
    • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
    • Applied Psychology
    • Psychology(all)

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