The Impact of Work Stress on Employee Job Satisfaction with the Moderating Effect of Social Support in Public and Private Sector Organization. (Empirical Evidence from Pakistani Organizations)

Muhammad Hasnain Ali


This study is causal to investigate the effect of job stress on employee’s job satisfaction with the moderating effect of social support.  In Job stress, two dimensions are analyzed first is work-life balance and second is work place anxiety. Primary data were collected through the questionnaire from 500 employees of public and private sector organizations. Data was collected from only those organizations that are listed with SECP (Security and Exchange Corporation of Pakistan) as well as listed in stock exchange. This study proved a negative relationship between Work-life balances on employee job satisfaction. Moreover, there has been also a negative relationship between work place anxiety on the employee job satisfaction perform. Social support decreases the negative relationship between work-life balance and employee job satisfaction. In addition to that, its effect is also positive in the negative relationship between work anxieties on employee’s job performance. This study is helpful for the top managerial policy makers to improve the employee’s satisfaction level by incorporating job stress management and also by providing the social support.

Keywords: Work-Life balance,, Work-Place Anxiety, Social Support, Employee job satisfaction

DOI: 10.7176/RHSS/9-1-10

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