International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Challenge and Hindrance Stress Relationship with Job Satisfaction and Life Satisfaction: The Role of Motivation-to-work and Self-efficacy
Okechukwu E. Amah

The research utilized structural equation modeling technique to further explore the pathway between challenge stressor, hindrance stressor and job satisfaction. The tested model included self-efficacy and motivation-to-work as intervening variables in the pathway. It also included life satisfaction so as to proper define the link between work variables, represented by challenge and hindrance stressors, and employee wellbeing. The included variables played critical roles in the hypothesized pathway as shown in the estimated model in Figure 2. The differential effect of the stressors was not confirmed, but motivation-to-work minimized the negative effect of challenge stressor. Self-efficacy and job satisfaction provided the missing link between work variables and employee wellbeing. Suggestions were made for the management of both challenge and hindrance stressors so as to enhance the job satisfaction and life satisfaction of employees.

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