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Academic Journal of Business & Management, 2023, 5(25); doi: 10.25236/AJBM.2023.052529.

The Effect of Job Stress on the Innovative Performance of Employees with Different Academic Qualifications—Mediated by Job Withdrawal


Yongxin Xu, Yalan Shi

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Yongxin Xu

School of Business, Anhui University, Hefei, China


260 employees at the grassroots and management levels of enterprises in Hefei City were selected as research subjects to explore the relationship between work pressure and innovative performance, and the role of work withdrawal between the two through questionnaire surveys. The results show that (1) job stress significantly affects employees' innovative performance. Specifically, challenging job stress positively affects innovative performance, and hindering job stress negatively affects innovative performance; (2) job withdrawal plays a mediating role between job stress and innovative performance; (3) Challenging stress has a greater impact on innovation performance for highly educated employees, while hindering stress has a greater impact on innovation performance for less educated employees. (4) For highly educated employees, job withdrawal plays a stronger mediating role between job stress and innovative performance.


Challenging Job Stress; Hindering Job Stress; Job Withdrawal; Innovative Performance

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Yongxin Xu, Yalan Shi. The Effect of Job Stress on the Innovative Performance of Employees with Different Academic Qualifications—Mediated by Job Withdrawal. Academic Journal of Business & Management (2023) Vol. 5, Issue 25: 189-196. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJBM.2023.052529.


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