THE ANTECEDENTS OF WORK RELATED STRESS

A STUDY OF GENERATION Y WORKERS IN THE KLANG VALLEY, MALAYSIA

  • Prof. Kamarul Zaman Bin Ahmad University of Dubai
  • Raida Abu Bakar University of Malaya
  • Chua Weng Ing University of Malaya
Keywords: Stress, Generation Y, Malaysia

Abstract

This research aims to test the limits of the theory that have found certain relationships in the West relating to the antecedents of stress. This research aims to show that much of the theories and research in the West are culture-bound and do not necessarily apply to other countries such as Malaysia and especially among certain age groups such as those between 15 years and 34 years known as Generation Y. Results of regression show that role ambiguity, work intensification,  working conditions are significant predictors of work-related stress but role conflict, relationship with colleagues, and bullying or harassment are not significant predictors. Possible reasons for this phenomenon are offered.

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2019-03-19