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Document ID (ISN)77959
CIS number 02-489
ISSN - Serial title 0267-8373 - Work and Stress
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Martin R., Leach D.J., Norman P., Silvester J.
Title The role of attributions in psychological reactions to job relocation
Bibliographic information Oct.-Dec. 2000, Vol.14, No.4, p.347-361. Illus. 54 ref.
Abstract Job relocation refers to the process of simultaneously moving to a new job and place of residence. This can cause considerable stress for the persons relocating and their families. It was predicted that negative psychological reactions would be a function of the number of relocation problems, and the tendency of making pessimistic attributions for relocation problems (that is to attribute negative events to internal, stable and global causes). Furthermore, these factors should interact, such that individuals with many relocation problems who also make pessimistic attributions are expected to experience the worst psychological reactions. The results from a cross-sectional survey of 93 relocating persons supported these predictions. Those with many relocation problems and who made pessimistic attributions reported the worst mental health and relocation-specific stress. Furthermore, the relocators predicted to be most at risk (many problems, low control) reported the worst changes in mental health during the course of the move.
Descriptors (primary) neuropsychic stress; transfer to other work; mental health; mental attitude
Descriptors (secondary) occupational psychology; cross-sectional study; character
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia; United Kingdom
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental health
Psychology of work organization
Psychological factors
Mental stress and burnout