An Empirical Investigation of the Relationship Between Role Stressors, Emotional Exhaustion and Turnover Intention in the Airline Industry

Ju Eun Cho, H. S Chris Choi, Woojin Lee

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    Abstract

    This study examines the relationships among job stress factors (overload, ambiguity, and conflict), emotional exhaustion (EE), and voluntary turnover intention. A total of 400 survey questionnaires were distributed, and 366 usable surveys were used for data analysis. The study results showed that the three role stress factors are critical antecedents of EE. In addition, this study confirmed that customer contact employees exposed to excessive or long-term job stress can be emotionally exhausted and that stress can eventually lead to voluntary turnover. Accordingly, airline firms need to provide coping and intervention strategies for stress management, by creating a stress management culture within the organization, providing special training programs, developing clear job descriptions, and redesigning the physical work environment.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)1023-1043
    Number of pages21
    JournalAsia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research
    Volume19
    Issue number9
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Sep 2014

    Keywords

    • emotional exhaustion
    • role stressors
    • the airline industry
    • turnover intention

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Geography, Planning and Development
    • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management

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