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A Path Analysis of the Relationship between Job Stress and Care for Ageing Parents in Thailand: A Case Study of Thai Migrant Workers

Kaewanuchit C. and Kanwal, N. D. S.

Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, Volume 26, Issue 1, March 2018

Keywords: Job stress, Thai migrant labour, path analysis, ageing parents

Published on: 20 Mac 2018

This study examines internal labour migration in Thailand to study the stress level of workers who have to care of and look after their ageing parents. A cross-sectional survey was administered to 300 Thai migrant labourers who continuously have to attend to their ageing parents. Thai Job Content Questionnaire (Thai-JCQ) was used to gather information on job stress level using the Job Demand Control (JDC) model developed by Karasek. Findings show that distance, wages, and working conditions have a direct effect on job stress. Wages had the most direct relationship with job stress with a standardised regression weight of 0.400 (p-value<0.01). In conclusion, distance, wages, and working conditions, each directly impacts job stress. However, caring for ageing parents is a mediator and a moderator of job stress levels.

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