Journal article

Techno-stressors, distress and strain: the roles of leadership and competitive climates

Ofir Turel, Fulvio Gaudioso

COGNITION TECHNOLOGY & WORK | SPRINGER LONDON LTD | Published : 2018

Abstract

While many studies have suggested that techno-stressors lead to employee distress, much less is known regarding the organizational climate variables that can influence how employees experience techno-stress. We theorize that (1) leadership and competitive climates in organizational units can contribute, in addition to the existence of techno-stressors, to the stress employee experience, (2) such climate variables also serve as regulators that moderate the translation of techno-stressors into stress, and (3) this stress increases work exhaustion. The proposed model was tested in two studies/cases (n1 = 175 state government employees in the US, n2 = 178 IT professionals from Italian firms), ea..

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