Exploring The Impact Of Epidemic Concerns On Employee Wellbeing, Performance And Commitment In Times Of COVID 19- A Cross- Sectional Analysis

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Prof. Ashwini A. N , Mr. Kalpesh


COVID 19 can be classified as both global health and economic crisis. The impacts of COVID-19 on workers and workplaces around the world have been dramatic. The continued spread across different waves and the vaccination process has taken a long time, though we witness things returning to normal. The global lockdown of companies and industries that have been implemented and mandated to curb the spread of the virus has generated a wide range of unique and fundamental challenges for both employees and employers around the world. The study examines the impact of Individual level epidemic concerns on commitment, performance and well-being of employees in IT sector. The study investigates the mediating effect of employee well-being on performance and commitment.  The data was collected from 144 employees working in IT sector through a structured questionnaire. 5 point Likert scale was used and the instrument was designed to capture respondents’ self-assessment. Findings indicate that more than the physical concern, financial concerns had a greater significance on employee well-being. Psychological concern had higher significance on employee well-being than concern regarding social gaze. Regression analysis was used to assess the mediating effect of employee well-being on commitment and performance. It was found that employee well-being has stronger mediating effect on commitment than on performance.

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