Psychological distress and project success: The moderating role of employees’ resilience and mindfulness

Namra Mubarak, Jabran Khan, Abdul Karim Khan

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Abstract

The psychological distress of the employees is a global issue that affects project success in many organizations. Based on the conservation of resources theory, our study highlights the importance of employees’ psychological resources, specifically resilience and mindfulness, to mitigate the detrimental effects of psychological distress on project success. Using purposive sampling, data were collected from 336 respondents working in various project-based organizations of Pakistan. Our findings suggest that employees’ resilience and mindfulness act as buffers against the negative impact of psychological distress on project success. Therefore, the current study proposed directions to minimize psychological distress among project employees and ultimately bring attention to the successful completion of the project. Theoretical and practical implications of the study are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)566-576
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Project Management
Volume40
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2022

Keywords

  • Conservation of resources theory
  • Mindfulness
  • Project success
  • Psychological distress
  • Resilience

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Building and Construction
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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