Examining the Moderating Role of Job Satisfaction in the Relationship Between Job Insecurity and Workplace Psychological Stress

Saif-ud-Din .


The purpose of this study is to analyze the moderating role of job satisfaction between job insecurity and job stress among the engineers of Pakistani based multinational company. Data was collected from a sample of 173 respondents through a questionnaire. A significant correlation was found among all the research variables. Hierarchical moderated regression is used to measure the moderating role of job satisfaction. Results showed an interaction effect of job satisfaction and job insecurity on the dependent variable job stress. The study proved that the relationship between job insecurity and job stress was low when job satisfaction was high, however, low job satisfaction among the employees exacerbate this relationship. The generalization of the result is limited being a single organization wherein the research was conducted. The findings show the importance of job satisfaction for the management as a tool to mitigate the negative feelings of job insecurity among the employees. Implications and future research directions are discussed.

Keywords: Job Insecurity, Job Satisfaction, Job Stress,

DOI: 10.7176/EJBM/11-6-01

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