Change in Organizational Role Stress is Panacea of HRM Practices: A Comparative Study of Higher Education Institutions

Afroze Nazneen, Inass Salamah Ali

Abstract


The present study conducted on faculty members of self-financing higher education institutions and government managed higher education institutions. It was aimed to ascertain the levels of organizational role stress and HRM practices, determine the relationships between role stress and HRM practices. Further it aimed at to compare the perception of self-financing institution and government higher education institutions employees on organizational role stress and HRM practices. Sample of present research based on convenient random sampling technique adopted to select 229 respondents from different self-financing institutions and government higher education institutions. Organizational role stress scale and HRM practices scales used to collect the data. The data analyzed by means of descriptive statistics and t- test to compare the groups. The results revealed that role overload appeared the most dominant stressor followed by role ambiguity, role erosion and inter role distance among faculties of self-financing institutions whereas inter role distance and role isolation emerged as the dominant stressors for faculties of government higher education institutions. The faculties of self-financing institutions are reasonably satisfied with team work and performance appraisal systems of HRM practices whereas faculties of government higher education institutions are more satisfied with compensation and participation in decision making dimensions of HRM practices. The results revealed inverse relationships between organizational role stress and HRM practices in all types of institutions. Further results observed that two groups of faculties differed significantly on role stagnation, role erosion, role overload, self-role distance, role ambiguity and resource inadequacy. On the other hand two groups differ significantly on all dimensions of HRM practices. Further results discussed in detail with suitable example.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/ijafr.v9i3.15209

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