Title How Does Positive Work-Related Stress Affect the Degree of Innovation Development?
Authors Albort-Morant, Gema, ARIZA MONTES, JOSÉ ANTONIO, LEAL RODRÍGUEZ, ANTONIO LUIS, Giorgi, Gabriele, ARIZA MONTES, JOSÉ ANTONIO, LEAL RODRÍGUEZ, ANTONIO LUIS
External publication No
Means Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health
Scope Article
Nature Científica
JCR Quartile 1
SJR Quartile 2
Area International
Web https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85078029554&doi=10.3390%2fijerph17020520&partnerID=40&md5=d6ae470d9d0b6ed6e434ca73d0740ebb
Publication date 14/01/2020
ISI 000516827400141
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-85078029554
DOI 10.3390/ijerph17020520
Abstract Many studies sustain that work-related stress exerts pervasive consequences on the employees' levels of performance, productivity, and wellbeing. However, it remains unclear whether certain levels of stress might lead to positive outcomes regarding employees' innovativeness. Hence, this paper examines how the five dimensions of work-related stress impact on the employees' levels of innovation performance. To this aim, this study focused on a sample of 1487 employees from six Italian companies. To test the research hypotheses under assessment, we relied on the use of the partial least squares (PLS) technique. Our results reveal that, in summary, the stressors job autonomy, job demands, and role ambiguity exert a positive and significant impact on the employees' levels of innovativeness. However, this study failed to find evidence that the supervisors' support-innovation and colleagues' support-innovation links are not statistically significant.
Keywords innovation; least squares method; mental health; occupational exposure; working conditions; article; employee; human; job stress; partial least squares regression; Italy
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