Predicting Job Satisfaction Through Rewards: Stress as a Mediator

Rabia Imran, Afsheen Fatima

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The study described here examined the impact of rewards and stress on job satisfaction. The study conceptualized stress as a mediator between rewards and job satisfaction. A purposive sample of 205 managers from the telecommunication sector of Pakistan was selected. These managers completed the Rewards Scale (Cameron, & Pierce, 1994), Job Satisfaction Scale (Oshagbemi, 1999) and Stress Scale (McVicar, 2003) to assess the constructs examined in the present study. Multiple/hierarchical regression analyses were used to test the hypothesized relationships among reward, stress and job satisfaction. The results revealed a positive and significant impact of rewards and a negative and significant impact of stress on job satisfaction. The results also supported the partial mediating role of stress in the relationship between rewards and job satisfaction. Implications of these findings for improving workplace environments are discussed and suggestions for future research are offered.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPsychology at Work in Asia
Subtitle of host publicationProceeds of the 3rd and 4th Asian Psychological Association Conferences and the 4th International Conference on Organizational Psychology
EditorsSherri McCarthy, Jas Jaafar, Anila Kamal, Aisha Zubair
PublisherCambridge Scholars Publishing
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)1443842532, 9781443842532
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event4th International Conference on Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Trends, Challenges, and Applications - Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan
Duration: 19 Apr 201219 Apr 2012
Conference number: 4


Conference4th International Conference on Industrial and Organizational Psychology

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