International Journal of Business and Social Science

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


Work Stress Experienced by the Teaching Staff of University of the Punjab, Pakistan: Antecedents and Consequences
Ahmad Usman, Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed, Ishfaq Ahmed, Zeeshan Akbar

Work stress in any profession is likely to be experienced by the employees employed there and university teachers are no exceptions in this regard. This study tends to examine the relationship between role conflict, role ambiguity and attitudinal outcomes of the job i.e. job satisfaction and organizational commitment of teaching staff in the largest and most populated university of Pakistan i.e. University of the Punjab. The data were collected from 160 teachers teaching in five different faculties of the university by using personally administered questionnaires. The findings of the study suggests that there is a positive and significant relationship between role stress i.e. role conflict and role ambiguity and work stress however work stress is negatively and significantly associated with job satisfaction and organizational commitment of the teaching staff of the university under examination. Future research is needed in terms of what strategies teachers may use to cope with the work related stress in the university set up of Pakistan with a larger sample size and with examination of other causes and effects of work stress as well.

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