Academy of Accounting and Financial Studies Journal (Print ISSN: 1096-3685; Online ISSN: 1528-2635)


Covid-19 Crisis and Work-From-Home: An Empirical Study on Stress, Resilience, and Well-Being of Employees during Lockdown Period in India

Author(s): Ghausia Taj Begum, Md. Rashid Farooqi, Md. Faiz Ahmad

In the year 2020, India has witnessed one of the major health crises in the form of COVID-19 pandemic. This pandemic brought radical change in the personal and professional life of the citizens. To curb the rising infections, the country went on complete lockdown for almost three months (24th March to 8th June 2020), during which people have experienced severe emotions of fear, stress and anxiety. However, the situation was challenging for all class of the population, but professonals working from home had added stress of health safety, job insecurity, job performance and overall well-being Banking/Finance. Hence, the present study aimed to explore the relationship between perceived stress and job-related affective well-being of employees working from home during a complete lockdown period in India and to examine the mediating role of resilience. A sample of 130 employees from an array of jobs and industries participated in the study through an online survey. Results indicated the significant negative relationship of perceived stress with job-related affective well-being and resilience of the employees. Resilience was found to be positively related to affective well-being of employees and partially mediated the relationship between perceived stress and the job-related affective well-being of the employees. The implications of the study in context of present pandemic has been discussed.

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