Workplace stress, coping strategies and job performance among manufacturing employees at Roofing’s rolling mills limited Namanve
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Work place stress is a major problem amongst manufacturing employees and can negatively influence their job performance. Therefore, it is critical to explore variables that can reduce or buffer the negative effects of work stress, in this case defined as coping strategies. This research study which explores the relationship between Workplace Stress, Coping Strategies and Job Performance among employees at Roofings Rolling Mills Limited Namanve was carried out in fulfillment of a partial requirement in order to attain the award of a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences at Makerere University. Spanning between September 2019 and February 2021, the time between design of the research proposal and presentation of results was mainly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns. A correlation research design was carried out amongst a sample of 253 employees of Roofings Rolling Mills Limited obtained from a total population of 750 to determine whether the independent and outcome variables were statistically independent of each other and if not determine the magnitude of the relationships. The findings of this study revealed that positive coping strategies moderated employees’ workplace stress and job performance while negative coping strategies affected the performances. A significant relationship between workplace stress and job performances was also observed. In conclusion, positive coping strategies reduce or buffer the negative effects of work stress on Job Performance and negative coping strategies increase the negative effects and affect job performance.