Workplace Conflict and Job-related Wellbeing Among Local Government Servants: The Role of Job Resources

Abstract

Drawing on the job demands–resources model, this study examined the effect of workplace conflict as a work demand on job-related well-being (proxy by job satisfaction) while assessing the direct and buffering roles of job resources (employee development and supervisor support). The study employed a survey data from 130 employees of a major local government institution in Accra, Ghana, and the data were analysed using multiple regression and Hayes’ PROCESS macro moderation technique. The findings revealed that while workplace conflict has a significant negative effect on employee job-related well-being, employee development and supervisor support have significant positive effects but their interactions with workplace conflict show insignificant effects on employee job-related well-being. Our study provides new empirical evidence to extend the workplace conflict and employee well-being literature generally, and within the local government setting in particular. Furthermore, it contributes to the job demands–resources model by validating the dual pathways (job resources and job demands) of improving well-being while suggesting that a mismatch between the level of job demands and job resources may render their interactive effects ineffective.

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Keywords

Employee development, workplace conflict, supervisor support, job-related well-being, job satisfaction, Ghana, local government servants, job demands–resources model

Citation

Glilekpe, E.E., Anlesinya, A., Nyanyofio, G.J.N.T., Adeti, S.K. and Malcalm, E. (2022) Workplace conflict and job-related wellbeing among local government servants: The role of job resources. FIIB Business Review,

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People, Organisations and Work Institute (POWI)