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Document ID (ISN)61195
CIS number 93-2098
ISSN - Serial title 0267-8373 - Work and Stress
Year 1992
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Daniels K., Guppy A.
Title Control, information-seeking preferences, occupational stressors and psychological well-being
Bibliographic information Oct.-Dec. 1992, Vol.6, No.4, p.347-353. 37 ref.
Abstract This study tested three sets of hypotheses relating psychological well-being to belief in control. A sample of 221 academic and support staff at a British university were administered a questionnaire that measured stressors, psychological well-being, work-related locus of control and information-seeking preferences. Hypotheses relating to the stress-moderating effects of a belief in control and information seeking were not supported by the data. However, the results did support a main effects model of locus control, suggesting that psychological well-being in the workplace may be increased by providing control, which in turn should increase the employees' belief in control.
Descriptors (primary) stress studies; mental stress; educational institutions
Descriptors (secondary) stress factors; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Teaching and educational institutions
Mental stress and burnout