The effect of role stress on the employee's well-being: a study in the pharmaceutical companies in the city of Izmir

DUYGULU E., ÇIRAKLAR N. H., Guripek E., Bagiran D.

3rd World Conference on Psychology, Counselling and Guidance (WCPCG), Efes, Turkey, 9 - 12 May 2012, vol.84, pp.1361-1368 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 84
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.06.757
  • City: Efes
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.1361-1368
  • Keywords: Well-being, role stress, intrasender conflict, professional self-acceptance, managerial ambiguity, occupational growth, industrial psychology, structural equation modeling, ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITMENT, ROLE-CONFLICT, WORK, AMBIGUITY
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of the study is to explore whether there is an effect of role stress on the employees` occupational well-being. Using a sample of 180 sales representatives working in the pharmaceutical companies in Izmir, the present study set out to examine the relationships among role stress and the employees` occupational well-being. For the purpose of this research, data for each variable and its sub-dimensions were collected by using the role stress (Rizzo et. all, 1970) and occupational well-being (Schultz, 2008) scales. The results obtained from the proposed models in which role stress dimensions, in turn, were hypothesized to have a significant correlation with each occupational well-being dimension demonstrate that intrasender conflict has a significant negative correlation with professional self-acceptance and managerial ambiguity has a significant negative correlation with occupational growth. (C) 2013 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.