Title: The mediating effect of stress reduction on ethical climate and job satisfaction among Gen Y employees in the private sector

Authors: Amer Hamzah Jantan; Sabrina Nushrat Islam; Abdullah; Tanvir Jubair Islam

Addresses: School of Business and Economics, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia ' Public Health Department, Atish Dipankar University Science and Technology, Bangladesh ' Business School, Taylor's University, Malaysia ' CSE Department, United International University, Bangladesh

Abstract: The private sector is playing an essential part and a vital role in the overall development of a country. Job satisfaction can ensure productivity and it is the output of effective HRM. With the inception of Generation Y (Gen Y) all over the world private sectors are facing immense challenges due to a lack of job satisfaction. Studies on job satisfaction remain scarce in developing countries. All the organisations desire to have the best output and higher job satisfaction among employees. Although past literature has predicted that an ethical climate can uplift the issues on job satisfaction, in this study context the ethical climate is found to be insignificant in the case of Gen Y job satisfaction. However, the mediating relationship of stress reduction between an ethical climate and job satisfaction is found to be positively significant for Gen Y in the private sector in the context of developing countries.

Keywords: ethical climate; stress; job satisfaction; employee; Generation Y; mediation; millennial.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPQM.2021.120607

International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management, 2021 Vol.34 No.4, pp.445 - 467

Received: 13 Apr 2020
Accepted: 21 Jun 2020

Published online: 27 Jan 2022 *

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