Available Online: 5 August 2021
Vigo, Eva May A.*
Laguna College of Business and Arts, Philippines (email@example.com)
The main focus of this study was to determine the current levels of work-related stress and employee engagement at the time of pandemic and to rule out significant relationship between the two variables and the effect of work-related stress to employee engagement among the millennial workforce of First Philippine Industrial Park in Batangas. The proposed action plan to manage work-related stress and improve employee engagement in the new normal was the output of the study. This study utilized the causal research, non-experimental method design. Through cluster sampling, the respondents of the study were 427 millennial locator employees of First Philippine Industrial Park in Batangas. Standard questionnaires such as the Job Stress Scale, and Utrecht Work Engagement Scale (UWES-17) were used as survey instruments for gathering of data. Using the four-point and seven-point Likert Scale, the simple mean, and multiple regression analysis, findings revealed that the levels of work-related stress was high and the levels of employee engagement was extremely high among the millennial workforce at the time of the pandemic. Work-related stress specifically Demand had significant relationship with employee engagement specifically Vigor and Dedication but had no significant relationship with Absorption. Work-related stress specifically Control had significant relationship with employee engagement specifically Dedication and Absorption but had no significant relationship with Vigor. Finally, work-related stress specifically Support had significant relationship with employee engagement specifically Vigor and Absorption but had no significant relationship with Dedication. Work-related stress particularly Control significantly impacted Employee Engagement in terms of Vigor and Dedication, while Demand and Support in terms of Absorption.
Keywords: work-related stress, employee engagement, millennial workforce, new normal
Cite this article:
Vigo, E. M. A. (2021). Work-related stress and employee engagement among millennial workforce in the new normal. International Journal of Research Studies in Education, 10(12), 53-73. https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrse.2021.a038