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Supervisor support as a moderator between work schedule flexibility and job stress: Some empirical evidence from Sri Lanka

Vathsala Wickramasinghe (Department of Management of Technology, University of Moratuwa, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka)

International Journal of Workplace Health Management

ISSN: 1753-8351

Article publication date: 23 March 2012

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this study is to examine the moderating effect of supervisor support on the relationship between work schedule flexibility and job stress.

Design/methodology/approach

For the study a survey methodology was used and 232 software developers attached to offshore outsourced software development firms responded.

Findings

It was found that supervisor support moderates the relationship between work schedule flexibility and job stress.

Originality/value

The findings of this study will provide useful information for both practitioners and academics to better understand the nature of strategies to be adopted in mitigating job stress.

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Citation

Wickramasinghe, V. (2012), "Supervisor support as a moderator between work schedule flexibility and job stress: Some empirical evidence from Sri Lanka", International Journal of Workplace Health Management, Vol. 5 No. 1, pp. 44-55. https://doi.org/10.1108/17538351211215384

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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