A meta-analytic test of the challenge Stressor-hindrance stressor framework: An explanation for inconsistent relationships among Stressors and performance

Jeffery A. LePine, Nathan P. Podsakoff, Marcie A. LePine

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Abstract

This article reports a meta-analytic test of a two-dimensional work Stressor framework with respect to Stressors' relationships with strains, motivation, and performance. Hindrance Stressors had a negative direct effect on performance, as well as negative indirect effects on performance through strains and motivation. Challenge Stressors had a positive direct effect on performance, as well as offsetting indirect effects on performance through strains (negative) and motivation (positive). Results suggest research and practice could benefit by distinguishing among challenge and hindrance Stressors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)764-775
Number of pages12
JournalAcademy of Management Journal
Volume48
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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