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Document ID (ISN)77958
CIS number 02-488
ISSN - Serial title 0267-8373 - Work and Stress
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Mak A.S., Mueller J.
Title Job insecurity, coping resources and personality dispositions in occupational strain
Bibliographic information Oct.-Dec. 2000, Vol.14, No.4, p.312-328. 51 ref.
Abstract The relationships between the work-related stressor of perceived job insecurity and various indicators of occupational strain are presented, taking into account employees' personality dispositions and coping resources. 222 Australian public servants were surveyed during an organizational restructuring that involved downsizing and threats to job certainty. Findings from hierarchical regression analyses indicate consistent significant independent effects of personality dispositions, coping resources and perceived job insecurity on various indicators of strain. There was also support for the moderating roles of negative affectivity and self-care in the relation between perceived job insecurity and physical strain. Implications for the role of dispositional factors, especially negative affectivity, and the utility of various coping resources in accounting for occupational strain in times of threatened job security are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) neuropsychic stress; community services; character; mental attitude
Descriptors (secondary) work organization; mental health; unemployment; stress studies; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental stress and burnout
Psychology of work organization
Psychological factors