|Document ID (ISN)||101404|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0267-8373 - Work and Stress
|Convention or series no.
||Taris T.W., Schreurs P.J.G., Van Iersel-Van Silfhout I.J.
||Job stress, job strain and psychological withdrawal among Dutch university staff: Towards a dual-process model for the effects of occupational stress
||Oct.-Dec. 2001, Vol.15, No.4, p.283-296. Illus. 38 ref.
||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.
||psychology and sociology; university training; teaching; stress factors
||Netherlands; job dissatisfaction; psychological effects; motivation; cross-sectional study; psychology of work organization
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Netherlands|
||Psychology and sociology
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
||Mental stress and burnout
Teaching and educational institutions