Job Stress and its impact on Employee Motivation and Organizational Commitment

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Dr. Asha S,Dr. Kiran Maney, Accamma CG, Dr. Abhishek Venkteshwar, Savitha N


Organizational scientists & practitioners from across the globe have been interested in the study of employee motivation & commitment. There is a lot of belief & evidence to prove the benefits of retaining a committed as well as motivated workforce (Locke et al., 1990). The research on motivation influencing commitment in the organizational psychology domain has independently emerged. Even though commitment has been explored by scholars & researchers & motivation has been explored by several other researchers, both the topics have not been discussed with the level of depth. Furthermore, there were numerous attempts made for combining both these topics; for understanding what effect one has on the other & how these concepts have an influence on human behavior.

A significant part of the success of the company is its employees. The company cannot be successful if employees are deprived of an adequate amount of motivation. The company often tries to fulfil employee’s wishes as well as motivate them for attaining advantages of employee commitment. However, it has not been so simple for the companies in maintaining the motivation levels towards employees & retaining them as employees have different needs & want.

Some variables influence employee’s motivation & their commitment & one such variable is Job Stress. Teachers do experience a tremendous amount of stress in their teaching career & teaching as an occupation is considered to be very stressful (Johnson et al., 2005; Liu & Cheung, 2015). Some of the stresses experienced by teachers are the stress to publish articles & research papers, stress to keep themselves abreast with the latest knowledge & maintaining a task role balance.

 Job stress affects both the mental & physical health of employees. Also, it impacts the motivation of employee & employee success & ultimately impacts the performance of the employee. Besides, where some stress that teachers experience during their career is considered healthy, excessive stress might interfere with an individual mind & have an effect on emotional as well as physical health. Different people experience different kinds of stress & the level of stress also varies from person to person (Graca et al., 2020)

Keeping in view the effects of work stress & the importance of motivating employees in order to attain commitment, this study attempts to explore the Influence of Intrinsic & Extrinsic Motivation on Organisational commitment of Employees in Higher Education. The study also attempts to analyze the impact of stress on Motivation and  Organisational Commitment.

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