Understanding the Dynamics between Role Stress, Commitment and Satisfaction: A Comparative Empirical Investigation of Employees of an Acquired and of an Acquiring Organization in India

By Mahima S. Thakur and Reema Juneja.

Published by The Organization Collection

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This empirical investigation attempts to do a comparative analysis of the role stress experienced by employees of the acquiring company and acquired company in India. The results indicate that both the groups were experiencing role stress but the dimensions of role stress differed. One was experiencing role overload and the other was experiencing self role distance. Further the investigation tried to study the concomitant impact on organization commitment and job satisfaction. The results varied in both the groups. Correlation between organization commitment and role stress was found in the acquired group and job satisfaction and role stress was found in the acquiring group. The complex dynamics between these variables within the groups presents and explains an interesting matrix of interrelated variables and their varied impact. The sample size was 86.

Keywords: Role Stress, Role Overload, Role Stagnation, Self Role Distance, Organization Commitment, Job Satisfaction, Acquisition

The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 7, Issue 10, pp.99-110. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 679.268KB).

Dr. Mahima S. Thakur

Psychologist, -, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, New Delhi, India

Reema Juneja

Student, Apeejay School of Management, New Delhi, New Delhi, India


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