International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

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

Job Design and Its Impact on the Job Strain: Analyzing the Job as a Moderating Variable in the Private Hospitals in Irbid
Dr. Rukaia Qasem Al-Badarin, Dr. Ahmad Hasan Al-Azzam

The study aims to identify the impact of the job strain in the private hospitals in Irbid, as well as the role of the job analysis in improving the impact of the job design on the job strain of employees in the surveyed hospitals. To achieve the objectives of the study, a questionnaire was designed and distributed to a random sample of (170) employees. There were (147) questionnaires valid for the analysis. A number of statistical methods were used which included, descriptive, correlation coefficient and multiple and smiple regression to test the hypotheses and answer the questions of the study. The results show that there is a significant impact for the job design on the job strain for employees in the private hospitals in Irbid. Moreover, the study reveals an impact for the job analysis as a moderating variable in improving the relationship between the job design and the job strain in the surveyed hospitals. The study recommends that the management of the surveyed hospitals focuses on the elements of the job design that included task identity, task significance, autonomy and feedback which have great significance effect in reducing the job strain. It also recommends paying more attention to the job description cards in order to use them when designing jobs because these more reduction to reducing the job strain.

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