The relationship between occupational stress, coping strategies with job satisfaction and psychological distress among Malaysian army in Sabah

Razima Hanim Osman, (2011) The relationship between occupational stress, coping strategies with job satisfaction and psychological distress among Malaysian army in Sabah. Masters thesis, University Malaysia Sabah.

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Abstract

This research looks on the main factors that contributes to daily occupational stress and the coping strategies used by the 257 soldiers of Malaysian Royal Army Force (Angkatan Tentera Darat Diraja Malaysia) in Sabah toward their level of job satisfaction and psychological distress. Results of this study found out that lack of physical/ mental/ emotional rest was the main factor of military's daily occupational stress and also the predictor for lower level of job satisfaction and higher in psychological distress among the soldiers. Apart from that, other predictors that had the effect on both dependent variables were past critical incidents and lack of family/ colleagues/ organizational support. The results showed that most of the soldiers were prone toward positive style of coping (positive reinterpretation & growth and religion coping) however, this type of coping strategy did not achieve the strength to play as a moderator between the interactions of sources of occupational stress with job satisfaction and psychological distress. The implication of these findings gave important guidelines that the soldiers need to involve in coping skills training and stress management programs in order to widen the scope of coping strategies and to receive information related to the stress-strain relationship

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: occupational stress, coping strategy, job satisfaction, psychological distress, soldier, stress-strain relationship
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: SCHOOL > School of Psychology and Social Work
Depositing User: MDM SITI AZIZAH IDRIS
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2014 02:22
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2017 09:05
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/9131

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