Antecedents of occupational stress among the professionals in the construction industry: Moderating role of self-efficacy

Azwin Abdullah Zawawi, (2013) Antecedents of occupational stress among the professionals in the construction industry: Moderating role of self-efficacy. Masters thesis, University Malaysia Sabah.


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occupational Stress is extensively becoming a serious phenomenon, particularly among the participants involved in the construction industry of rapidly developing countries; however, it had been found that there has been a lack of insight in regards to the Malaysian construction industry context. The construction industry has been reported to be one of the major contributors to Malaysia's GDP therefore it is important that the objective of this study identifies whether there is an occurrence of occupational stress and upon so, determine the main antecedents that contribute towards the experience of occupational stress. More importantly this study aims to close the research gap in statistical data and fill in the voids with relevance to Malaysia's industry. To ensure a refined data was attained, questionnaires were administered to the Architects, Quantity Surveyors and Engineers and data was collected from organizations that were operating in Kota Kinabalu with a response rate of 215 participants. It was revealed that around 68% of the professionals have experienced occupational stress. This study had found that some new antecedents have been created from the original list of antecedents of previous research and it had been discovered that the individual difference of self-efficacy moderates relationships that involve emotional-based occupational stress.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: occupational stress, construction industry, self-efficacy, professional
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions: SCHOOL > School of Business and Economics
Date Deposited: 08 May 2014 07:42
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2017 02:24

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