Impact of Work Overload on Stress, Job Satisfaction, and Turnover Intentions with Moderating Role of Islamic Work Ethics

Document Type: Research Paper


Department of Management, Riphah International University, Islamabad, Pakistan


The aim of this study is to see the effect of work overload that is a dilemma in almost every organizational sector to perform more activities at one time, consequence of this are in the form of increase in stress, turnover intentions, and lower job satisfaction. Islam, that pays high intention on employees at work setting. Islamic perspectives can control these problems i.e. turnover intentions, stress, and how this can motivate employees to keep them satisfy on job.This study used a sample of 123 employees from different public sector employees of Azad Jammu & Kashmir. The results of this study indicates that work overload has negative effect on stress, turnover, and job satisfaction, whereas, Islamic Work Ethics is playing a moderating role here that shows if organizations have Islamic working environment then these factors can be reduced up to some extent by applying the rules set by Prophet Mohammad (P.B.U.H).