Abstract: The principal aim of this study is to assess the role of hope in job satisfaction and stress. Hope a positive psychological construct developed by Snyder in 1989. Hope refers to a positive motivational psychological resource that accompanies clear goal identification and involves multiple pathways planning. Stress minimization and enhancement of job satisfaction are important issues faced by human resource management practitioners. There is dearth of literature concerning to the relationship of hope construct with stress and job satisfaction in Indian context. This study was conducted on a sample of 255 employees from four large private sector life insurance companies situated in the eastern region of India. Correlation and structural equation modeling techniques were used to test the hypotheses. Results of this study demonstrate that hope is positively related to job satisfaction and hope is negatively related to stress symptoms. Lastly, theoretical and managerial implications of the study are discussed.
Uma Sankar Mishra, Subhendu Patnaik and Bibhuti Bhusan Mishra, 2016. Role of Hope in Job Satisfaction and Stress. International Business Management, 10: 1729-1736.