Cost estimators in Hong Kong face high levels of stress. Because understanding the key factors that cause stress for cost estimators is critical for its management, we investigate the impact of the organizational commitment of cost estimators on their stress levels. We find that stress is significantly influenced by the degree to which a cost estimator is committed to an organization. Objective stress has a significant negative correlation with normative commitment, while emotional stress has significant negative correlations with both affective commitment and normative commitment. We recommend that organizations take certain actions to improve the performance of cost estimators, such as employing a consideration leadership style and developing an innovative organizational culture, in order to enhance commitment and mitigate stress. We also recommend that qualitative studies, such as case studies and lateral studies, be undertaken to cross-validate the findings of this study.
Leung, M. Y., & Chen, D. (2011). Exploring the influence of commitment on stress for cost estimators in Hong Kong. In Procedia Engineering (Vol. 14, pp. 1953–1958). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2011.07.245