Title: Employee stress management and well-being while working from home during the pandemic: the role of involvement HRM practices, self-efficacy and hope

Authors: Athar Hameed; Muddasar Ghani Khwaja

Addresses: Azman Hashim International Business School, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia ' Department of Business and Law, School of Justice, Security and Sustainability, Staffordshire University, UK

Abstract: Researchers have highlighted that as work from home (WFH) mechanisms have progressed during pandemic COVID-19, there is a likelihood that occupational stress levels may arise considerably. Mental health of the employees may deteriorate due to work related stress. Hence, it remains eminent to explore during pandemic, how involvement human resource management practices would affect stress levels of the employees. Perceived work-based self-efficacy, employee stress management and hope were estimated as mediating constructs among involvement HRM practices and mental well-being of employees. In this regard, it was endeavoured to collect primary data through structured questionnaire from the sales staff of telecommunication sector of Pakistan using non-probability convenience sampling. Data estimation was conducted using covariance-based structural equation modelling (CB-SEM) on AMOS 25.0. The results affirmed theoretically established associations.

Keywords: COVID-19; mental well-being; MWB; hope; occupational stress; employee; involvement human resource management; self-efficacy.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMDM.2023.129841

International Journal of Management and Decision Making, 2023 Vol.22 No.2, pp.196 - 218

Received: 17 Nov 2021
Accepted: 06 Mar 2022

Published online: 31 Mar 2023 *

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