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J Occup Health Psychol. 1997 Apr;2(2):156-74.

Stressors, locus of control, and social support as consequences of affective psychological well-being.

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School of Management, Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom. k.daniels@sheffield.ac.uk

Abstract

Tests of the influence of affective psychological well-being on stressors, locus of control, and social support in a 1-month follow-up study of 210 male and 34 female British accountants is reported. There was a marginally significant association between the level of psychological symptoms and subsequent reports of intensity of quantitative workload stressors. A significant interaction between psychological symptoms and a measure of depression-enthusiasm was found to predict subsequent locus of control. The results indicate a differential pattern of associations between aspects of affective well-being and subsequent reports of social support. The results also indicate that initially more frequent stressors are associated with subsequently less intense stressors of the same type. The findings highlight the dynamic and reciprocal nature of the occupational stress process.

PMID:
9552288
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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