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The Influence of Job Stress and Managerial Efficacy on Job Satisfaction among Korean Women Managers: Focusing on the Moderating Effect of Managerial Efficacy
Korean J Stress Res 2018;26:327-331
Published online December 31, 2018
© 2018 Korean Society of Stress Medicine.

Ki Tae Park1 , Wonjung Noh2

1Center for SSK Multi-Cultural Research, Hanyang University, Seoul, 2College of Nursing, Gachon University, Incheon, Korea
Correspondence to: Wonjung Noh
College of Nursing, Gachon University, 191 Hambakmoe-ro, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon 21936, Korea
Tel: +82-32-820-4228
Fax: +82-32-820-4201
Received November 15, 2018; Revised December 11, 2018; Accepted December 14, 2018.
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Background: For efficient management of an organization’s human resource, it is crucial to increase the job satisfaction of women managers, since it is closely related to an individual’s job performance and company’s one. In this regard, this research explores how women managers’ job stress and managerial efficacy affect their job satisfaction.
Methods: This research uses the fifth wave of Korean Women Manager Panel (KWMP) collected in 2015. The 1,537 women managers who work at a company with 100 or more employees are employed and the data are analyzed using ordinary least squares (OLS).
Results: Income, job stress, and managerial efficacy have a statistically significant effect on job satisfaction. In addition, managerial efficacy has a moderating effect between job-related stress and job satisfaction.
Conclusions: This study suggests the meaningful findings that in terms of boosting women manager’s job satisfaction, it is requested to promote their managerial efficacy at the human resource management level.
Keywords : Women manager, Job stress, Efficacy, Job satisfaction

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