Effects of trust in organizations and trait mindfulness on optimism and perceived stress of flight attendants during the COVID-19 pandemic

Effects of trust in organizations and trait mindfulness on optimism and perceived stress of flight attendants during the COVID-19 pandemic

Authors

ผศ.ดร.พรพรหม สุธาทร อาจารย์ประจำคณะบริหารการพัฒนาสิ่งแวดล้อม และ รศ.ดร.พีรยุทธ เจริญสุขมงคล อาจารย์ประจำวิทยาลัยนานาชาติ (2023: in press), Personnel Review, 52(3), 882-899.

Published

อ่านบทความฉบับเต็มได้ที่ https://doi.org/10.1108/PR-06-2021-0396

Article publication date: 22 March 2022
Issue publication date: 2 May 2023

Abstract

Purpose: This research adopts the conservation of resources (COR) theory to examine the effects of trust in organizations and trait mindfulness on optimism and perceived stress of flight attendants in Thailand during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Design/methodology/approach: Online survey data were collected from 234 flight attendants who work for five low-cost airlines based in Thailand. The data were analyzed by using partial least squares structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM).

Findings: The results show that trust in an organization and trait mindfulness are negatively associated with the perceived stress of flight attendants. Their associations are also partially mediated by optimism. Moreover, the moderating effect analysis reveals that trait mindfulness intensifies the positive association between trust in organizations and optimism.

Originality/value: The evidence from this research broadens COR theory by showing that different aspects of resources can be combined to strengthen the ability of individuals to gain more resources to lessen stress.