The Dimensions Of Work Stress Among Expatriates In Government Link Corporation – An Overview

Mohamad Idham Md Razak, Zakimi Ibrahim, Abdul Rahim Ridzuan, Adi Hakim Talib, Nor Adila Kedin


The Due to rapid increase of competent and professional managers, the Malaysian Conglomerate Companies (GLC), under Khazanah Nasional Berhad had forced to hire professional employees from other countries that called expatriates. GLC is who are linked with Malaysian’s Government linked companies such as UEM Group, Sime Darby, Petronas and also Celcom Axiata Berhad. The purpose of this research is to identify the factors and the level of work stress among expatriates in Celcom Axiata Berhad. To date, Celcom Axiata Berhad is among the largest telecommunication organization in Malaysia. Celcom Axiata Berhad want to maintain it competitiveness in the market therefore it would hire professional managers from others countries to manage certain operations. The author is using non-probability sampling technique, where 50 questionnaires over of 60 populations were distributed to the respondents who are the expatriates in Celcom Axiata Berhad. The author measured the dependent variable of work stress and three independent variables which are workload, role conflict and interpersonal relationship at workplace. The findings are interpreted by using Pearson Correlation Analysis, descriptive analysis, regression and hypothesis testing. The findings in Pearson Correlation Analysis showed all the independent variables are having significant relationship to work stress, as the dependent variables. Therefore, the entire hypothesis is accepted. The author is suggesting several options in order to reduce the work stress such as the expatriates should learn to prioritize their work according to their importance.

Keywords: Work Stress, GLC, Role Conflict, Workload

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