Author: Aamnah Jawad
Supervisor: Rafia Rafique, PhD
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The objective of the study was to examine the mediating role of quality of work life in the relationship between career transition and work stress. The study aimed to find the relationship between career transition and work stress. The study further explored the mediating role of quality of work life. Cross sectional research design was used and a sample of 125 retired army officers was approached for data collection. A self- constructed demographic information sheet, Career Transition Inventory (Heppner, 1997), Work-Related Quality of Life Questionnaire (Easton &Laar, 2007) and Workplace Stress Scale (Marlin Co., 2008) were administered on the sample to assess the study variables. Pearson product moment correlation and mediated hierarchal regression were applied to generate results. Results revealed that there was a positive relationship between career transition and work stress. There is a negative relationship between quality of work life and career transition and a negative relationship between quality of work life and work stress. The results further showed that quality of work life mediated the relationship between career transition and work stress. This study gives an insight into the career transition of the retired army officers and the role of work stress in causing problems in their occupational life and how quality of work life plays an important part in making the career transition a tough process for the retired army officers. The research is a pioneering attempt in outlining the sequence of problems faced by the retired army officers which would aid in developing a model to help the officers cope with their career transition in an effective manner.
Keywords: Career Transition, Quality of Work Life, Work Stress, Mediation.
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