A1 Journal article (refereed)
Understanding stressor-strain relationships during the COVID-19 pandemic : The role of social support, adjustment to remote work, and work-life conflict. (2021)


van Zoonen, W., Sivunen, A., Blomqvist, K., Olsson, T., Ropponen, A., Henttonen, K., & Vartiainen, M. (2021). Understanding stressor-strain relationships during the COVID-19 pandemic : The role of social support, adjustment to remote work, and work-life conflict.. Journal of Management and Organization, FirstView. https://doi.org/10.1017/jmo.2021.50


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All authors or editors: van Zoonen, Ward; Sivunen, Anu; Blomqvist, Kirsimarja; Olsson, Thomas; Ropponen, Annina; Henttonen, Kaisa; Vartiainen, Matti

Journal or series: Journal of Management and Organization

ISSN: 1833-3672

eISSN: 1839-3527

Publication year: 2021

Volume: FirstView

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/jmo.2021.50

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Abstract

This study investigate show the transition to remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic is experienced by employees. We investigate to what extent perceived work stressors relate to psychological strain through perceptions of social support, work-life conflict, and adjustment to remote work. The findings expound the mechanisms underlying psychological strain in the context of sudden organizational change.Specifically, this study shows that both challenge stressors and hindrance stressors have negative impact on adjustment to remote work, while hindrance stressors are more strongly negatively related to social support. The study further demonstrates that there is hardly any buffering impact of job control, work structuring, and communication technology use on the implications of these work stressors.These findings contribute to our theoretical understanding and provide actionable implications for organizational policies in facilitating employees’ adaptation to remote work.


Keywords: remote work; work burden; stress (biological phenomena); organisation of work; social support; leisure; COVID-19; pandemics

Free keywords: Stressor-Strain; Remote Work Adjustment; Work-life Conflict; Work Structuring; Technology Use


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