Title Can an Internal Locus of Control and Social Support Reduce Work-Related Levels of Stress and Strain? A Comparative Study Between Spanish Owners and Managers
Authors ARIZA MONTES, JOSÉ ANTONIO, LEAL RODRÍGUEZ, ANTONIO LUIS, Rodriguez-Felix, Lucia, Albort-Morant, Gema, ARIZA MONTES, JOSÉ ANTONIO, LEAL RODRÍGUEZ, ANTONIO LUIS
External publication No
Means J. Occup. Environ. Med.
Scope Article
Nature Científica
JCR Quartile 3
SJR Quartile 2
JCR Impact 1.35500
SJR Impact 0.81200
Area International
Web https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85022010546&doi=10.1097%2fJOM.0000000000001096&partnerID=40&md5=af0782d1db435b1a11f1ff4e7fb5a998
Publication date 01/09/2017
ISI 000412537000011
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-85022010546
DOI 10.1097/JOM.0000000000001096
Abstract Objective: The aim of this article is to assess the role played by both individual and contextual factors in reducing the manager's levels of stress and strain within the workplace setting. This article also highlights the manager's locus of control (LOC) as an internal factor and emphasizes the social support variable as a contextual factor. Methods: We use a sample of 332 respondents belonging to Spanish manufacturing and services firms and a structural equation modeling technique (partial least squares path modeling). Results: The results reveal that there are significant differences between managers and owners about stress-strain relationship. Conclusions: The study provides support for the literature on stress management, which emphasizes the importance of a LOC and social support in influencing stress and strain between managers and owners.
Keywords comparative study; female; human; human tissue; locus of control; major clinical study; male; manager; partial least squares regression; social support; stress management; stress strain relationship;
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