The Effects of Workplace Stressors on Stress and Subjective Well-Being of Female Myanmar Migrant Workers in Thailand Mediated by Coping Strategies and Social Support
Keywords:Workplace Stressors, Stress, Subjective Well-being, Coping Strategies, Social Support, Female Myanmar Migrant Workers
The current study attempted to investigate the direct and indirect effects of workplace stressors on stress and subjective well-being of female Myanmar migrant workers in Thailand mediated by coping strategies and social support. This study employed a quantitative method with a correlational research design, using a path model. A convenience sampling through self-administered survey questionnaires was given to a total of 200 female Myanmar migrant workers in Bangkok and Samut Sakhon areas. The results showed that there was a direct effect of a workplace stressor on stress and subjective well-being. Stressor of workplace injustices and barriers to exit job was associated with increased levels of stress and decreased levels of subjective well-being. There was an indirect effect of workplace stressor of coercive working conditions on stress mediated by problem-focused coping strategies. Similarly, emotion-focused coping strategies mediated the relationship between coercive working conditions and stress as well as subjective well-being. Social support was negatively associated with stress and positively associated with subjective well-being. Moreover, Problem-focused coping strategies and perception about social support lessened the stress and promoted the subjective well-being of female Myanmar migrant workers in Thailand.
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