The aim of this study is to examine the relationship between workplace stress and work performance, with job satisfaction, motivation and innovation acting as possible mediators of this relationship. The sample comprises of 109 retail employees (22 males, 87 females) aged 18 to 61 years working in small indigenous retail businesses located in cross border counties of Derry (Northern Ireland) and Donegal (Republic of Ireland). MPlus (Muthén and Muthén, 1998–2009) is used to specify a model explaining the relationship between all factors. The results show significant direct effects of workplace stress on job satisfaction, motivation and innovation, with indirect effects evident for workplace stress on job performance. The results provide an interesting backdrop to discussions around employee effectiveness and productivity in indigenous SMEs in the current challenging economic climate.
|Journal||International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business|
|Publication status||Published - 20 Aug 2015|