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Document ID (ISN)101404
CIS number 03-490
ISSN - Serial title 0267-8373 - Work and Stress
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Taris T.W., Schreurs P.J.G., Van Iersel-Van Silfhout I.J.
Title Job stress, job strain and psychological withdrawal among Dutch university staff: Towards a dual-process model for the effects of occupational stress
Bibliographic information Oct.-Dec. 2001, Vol.15, No.4, p.283-296. Illus. 38 ref.
Abstract This study examined the antecedents of job strain (emotional exhaustion, health complaints) and withdrawal behaviour (for example lowered organizational commitment) among a cross-sectional sample of 131 academic staff members of the law department of a large Dutch university. Psychological strain and withdrawal behaviour patterns were expected to be most prominent among those who reported having few resources and/or high job demands. Structural modelling revealed that this was indeed the case. As predicted, differential patterns of effects emerged for job demands and job resources. Analysis of the effects of four job-specific stressors revealed that especially the structural aspects of a staff member's teaching task (such as the number of students in their classes) contributed strongly to perceived job demands. Theoretical and practical implications of the study are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) psychology and sociology; university training; teaching; stress factors
Descriptors (secondary) Netherlands; job dissatisfaction; psychological effects; motivation; cross-sectional study; psychology of work organization
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNetherlands
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental stress and burnout
Teaching and educational institutions
Psychological factors