Job Pressure and Lack of Support, two factors of job stress, were correlated with the role constructs, Role Ambiguity, Role Conflict, and Role Overload, and then entered into a multiple regression study to predict two distinct coping strategies, control and escape. The Job Stress Survey was used to obtain Job Presssure and Lack of Support scores, and the role constructs were obtained from several questionnaires. Data were obtained from 105 employees, 61.2% male, 38.8% female, from different levels of several oganizations. Bivariate correlations, carried out to determine the relationship between the job stress factors and the role constructs, showed positive correlations between Lack of Support and both Role Ambiguity, as hypothesized, and Role Conflict; and Job Pressure with both Role Overload and Role Conflict, as hypothesized. When multiple regression analyses were conducted to determine whether the role constructs and the job stress factors predicted coping behaviors, Role Ambiguity predicted escape as a coping mechanism in all three of the situations, as hypothesized. Lack of Support, however, only predicted "escape" in a Role overload situation. A control coping behavior was not predicted by any of the factors.
Turnage, Janet J.
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Arts and Sciences
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Arts and Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic; Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Sciences
Moser, Valerie June, "The relationship of sources of job stress and role constructs to coping behaviors" (1988). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 4317.