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Moderating effect of social support on personal financial constraints and job stress relationship

Ahmad, Sajjad and Aftab, Muhammad and Rehman, Kashif-Ur- (2010): Moderating effect of social support on personal financial constraints and job stress relationship. Published in: Asian Journal of Management Research , Vol. 2, No. 1 (2011): pp. 156-165.

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to examine the moderating effect of social support (which may be supervisory, friends, family and relatives) on the relationship of personal financial constraints and job stress relationship. Sample consists of 294 respondents from randomly selected 28 branches of 22 banks located across all major cities of Pakistan. Moderated regression analysis has been used to test the hypothesized relationships. Personal financial constraints enhance job stress and social support moderates this relationship. Job stress increases when an employee faces financial constraints but decreases in the presence of social support. Practical and theoretical implications are drawn. This research is conducted in banking industry, so its results can’t be generalized to other industries. This paper is the first which examines the impact of a non-work related variable, personal financial constraint on job stress along with buffering role of social support. Its findings have great implications for employers for increasing productivity of employees.

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