Keywords : Work Overload

The relationship between job stress and turnover intentions in the pesticide sector of Pakistan: An employee behavior perspective

Syeda Sania Zahra; Muhammad Imran Khan; Muhammad Imran; Qaiser Aman; Rafaqet Ali

Management Issues in Healthcare System, 2018, Volume 4, Issue 1, Pages 1-12
DOI: 10.33844/mihs.2018.60369

The study outlines that stress exists in any ailing or unpleasing situation. Current study tries to uncover the relationship among work overload, work ambiguity and supervisory support, and employee turnover intentions. The twelve companies are selected out of 23 totals so the findings can be generalized on this sector. A structured questionnaire was distributed among the sample that consisted of 412 employees of this sector. Quantitative techniques were used to measure the results and statistical analyses were applied to confirm the research hypothesis. The findings of this study suggest that there is a significant and positive relationship between job stressors and employees’ turnover intention. The job factors, relationships at work, and career development opportunities have also impact on employees’ turnover intention. The job stress has a positive and significant impact on employees’ turnover intention. Considering the importance of employees’ turnover intention and job stress in Pesticide sector, the researchers and administrator and policy makers should take necessary measures to increase the supervisory support at work, minimize the work overload and work ambiguity, and improve other job factors to decrease the employees’ intention to leave the organization.