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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Social Support and Occupational Stress Among University Employees
by Cosio, Saharay E., Psy.D., Regent University, 2011, 86; 3438544
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Olson, Lynn
School: Regent University
School Location: United States -- Virginia
Source: DAI-B 72/02, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Occupational psychology, Higher education
Keywords: Occupational stress, Social support, Stress, University employees
Publication Number: 3438544
ISBN: 978-1-124-41891-9
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