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ERIC Number: ED523009
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 93
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1244-1891-9
Social Support and Occupational Stress among University Employees
Cosio, Saharay E.
ProQuest LLC, Psy.D. Dissertation, Regent University
Occupational stress creates a negative impact both at the microlevel (i.e., individuals) and at the macrolevel (i.e., organization). This study investigated the role of protective factors of social support and religiosity on occupational stress among university employees. The study used data collected from participants ( N = 72) in a private Christian university in the southeast. A multiple regression evaluated the relationship between work-related social support (i.e., Job Content Questionnaire), nonwork-related social support (i.e., Interpersonal Support Evaluation List), and religious coping (RCOPE) on occupational stress (i.e., Job Content Questionnaire). A significant negative relationship was found between work-related social support and occupational stress. Analysis indicated that about 18% of the variance in occupational stress was accounted for by the five predictors. Of the five predictors, supervisory social support accounted for 8% of unique variance in occupational stress beyond that accounted for by the other predictors. The implications of these findings and the limitations are also discussed. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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