International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss


Over Time Effects of Role Stress on Psychological Strain among Malaysian Public University Academics
Mohd Kamel Idris

The main objective of this study is to test the over time effects of three role stressors (role overload, role ambiguity, role conflict) on psychological strain among Malaysian public university academics. Based on Lazarus transactional model of stress (Lazarus, 1990) it is hypothesized that the three role stressors will predict changes in psychological strain over time. Time 1 data were collected from 310 academic from five big public universities in Malaysia. Time 2 data were collected six month later from the consented respondent at Time 1 yield 194 academics. The study used hierarchical regression analyses to obtain the result. The study found that role overload and role ambiguity predict strain over time but not role conflict.

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