Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

1989

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Psychology

First Advisor

Fred H. Borgen

Abstract

The present study was designed to investigate the influence of vocational congruence on occupational stress/strain relationships. Additionally, the study sought to provide further research evidence to support the validity of a stress/strain model of occupational stress;Two hundred and forty-nine working women and men participated in the study. Subjects covered a wide range of occupations, age, and educational levels. Measures of occupational stress, strain, job satisfaction, and vocational congruence were obtained from this sample;Results of the study confirmed a stress/strain model of occupational stress. No strong support was found for an overall moderating effect for congruence. Congruence did, however, exert a slight moderating effect for both interpersonal and physical strain;A strong relationship was shown between the trait of negative affectivity and various measures of stress and strain, suggesting that both may tap an underlying mood disposition toward negative emotional states.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-9006

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Patricia Decker-Forsmark

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI9014892

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

141 pages

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