Work Autonomy, Job Satisfaction and Workplace Stress in Hostel Wardens

Author: Sana Aslam

Supervisor: Ms. Shahnila Tariq

Degree: MSc

Year: 2011-2013

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan


The present research was conducted to explore the relationship between work autonomy, job satisfaction and work place stress in hostels wardens. It was hypothesized that there is likely to be a relationship between work autonomy, job satisfaction and workplace stress. Correlational research design was used. The sample consisted of (N = 50) participants (n = 25 PU hostel wardens including 9 males and 16 females and n = 25 private hostel wardens including 13 males and 12 females). Self constructed demographic form, Work Autonomy Scale (WAS) by Breaugh (1985), Job Satisfaction Scale (JSS) by Dubinsky (1986) and Workplace Stress Scale by American Institute of Stress and Merlin Company (2008) were used for data collection. Research finding showed that work autonomy and job satisfaction has positive relationship while job autonomy and workplace stress, and job satisfaction are negatively correlated. There were no significant gender differences and no significant differences due to any other demographic variable except prior work experience. Implications along with the limitations and results have been discussed and compared with the researches from the west and Pakistan.

Keywords: Work Autonomy, Job Satisfaction, Workplace Stress.

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