•   Fahad Ikram Ul Haq

  •   Aftab Alam

  •   Syed Sardar Ul Mulk

  •   Farah Rafiq


The purpose of this research was to study the effect of stress and work overload on employee’s performance of various public sector universities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. For this study, the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was selected firstly and five (05) different public sector universities were designated for the analysis. The study was quantitative and for this purpose. The collected data was analyzed with the help of statistical package for social sciences (SPSS). Using Correlation Analysis the relation between the variables was found which illustrated that both the independent variables (Stress and Work Overload) were negatively related to the dependent variable (Employee’s Performance). The Regression analysis tool was used to check the effect of both independent variables (Stress and Work Overload) on the dependent variable (Employee’s Performance). The results gave clear evidence that if the employees are stress due to any reason either internal or external and are overburdened, uncomfortable in their job, their performance towards the organization will be low which ultimately will make hurdles in achieving organizational objectives. 

Keywords: Work Overload, Employee’s Performance, Role Conflict, Job Insecurity, Occupational Challenges, Motivation, Job Satisfaction.


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Haq, F., Alam, A., Mulk, S., & Rafiq, F. (2020). The Effect of Stress and Work Overload on Employee’s Performance: A Case Study of Public Sector Universities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. European Journal of Business and Management Research, 5(1). https://doi.org/10.24018/ejbmr.2020.5.1.176