Original Research

Job demands and job resources in the ministry

Chenell Buys, Sebastiaan Rothmann
SA Journal of Human Resource Management | Vol 7, No 1 | a202 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajhrm.v7i1.202 | © 2009 Chenell Buys, Sebastiaan Rothmann | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 05 March 2009 | Published: 09 September 2009

About the author(s)

Chenell Buys,, South Africa
Sebastiaan Rothmann, North-West University, South Africa


The objective of this study was to investigate ministers’  job demands and  job resources using a qualitative design (n = 9). Fifteen themes emerged from the interviews. A cross-sectional survey design was used to study ministers’ experiences of job demands and job resources (N = 115). A principal factor analysis with a varimax rotation resulted in eight reliable factors. These factors included as job demands: pace and amount of work and emotional demands; and as job resources: growth opportunities,  instrumental support, congregational support, autonomy, social support and job significance.


demands; resources; ministry; overload; social support


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