Title: All job demands are not equal: exploring the two sides of a coin

Authors: Alka Rai; Shweta Jaiswal Thakur

Addresses: NTPC School of Business, Sec 16A, Noida (201301), Uttar Pradesh, India ' NTPC School of Business, Sec 16A, Noida (201301), Uttar Pradesh, India

Abstract: The principal objective of the present article is to evaluate the idea that all job demands are not identical. Literature review has been performed to assess the notion that all demands are not equal. Thus, the underlying rationale for segregation of job demands as challenges and hindrances has been evaluated. This study might be guiding for future research to answer the identified ambiguity and issues in job demand literature. The article may help researchers and practitioners to develop understanding regarding the potential of job demands in predicting work outcomes. The article may help scholars and managers to better understand the differential association of job demands with work related outcomes as such exploration is not much attempted in literature.

Keywords: job challenges; job hindrances; challenge demand; hindrance demand; challenge-hindrance framework; job demands; mediator; moderator; job demand-resource model; job design.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMCP.2020.109343

International Journal of Management Concepts and Philosophy, 2020 Vol.13 No.2, pp.99 - 112

Received: 25 Aug 2019
Accepted: 13 Oct 2019

Published online: 03 Sep 2020 *

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