Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
This study determines if a relationship exists among management styles, management levels, and use/nonuse of stress coping behaviors among corporate managers. The three traditional levels of management--lower, middle, upper--were utilized to assure simplicity and consistency. The management styles traditionalist/judicial, troubleshooter/negotiator, catalyst and visionary, which are based on the Myers-Briggs typologies, provided the necessary style classifications. The ten coping behaviors established by Mann (1969) and later refined by Burke and Belcourt (1974) formed the basis of the Coping Behavior Inventory. The socio-demographic variables of sex, age, income level, education level, and seniority were obtained during the survey to determine if they had any affect on the outcome of the results;The null hypotheses for this study were: (1) There is no difference in use/nonuse of coping behaviors among management styles. (2) There is no difference in use/nonuse of coping behaviors among management levels. (3) There is no interaction in use/nonuse of coping behaviors among management styles and management levels. (4) There is no difference in use/nonuse of coping behaviors and the socio-demographic variables of sex, age, income level, education level, and seniority;Based on the results of the study, the researcher rejected Hypothesis 1 and Hypothesis 2, failed to reject Hypothesis 3, and rejected Hypothesis 4. These results support the belief that coping behaviors that corporate managers use may be influenced both by their management skills and their management levels.
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Harold Snyder Kahler, Jr.
Kahler, Harold Snyder Jr., "Stress management among corporate managers: a study of the relationship among management styles, management levels, and coping behaviors " (1987). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 8548.