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Work Environments, Stress, and Productivity: An Examination Using ASSET.

Donald, Ian and Taylor, Paul J. and Johnson, Sheena and Cooper, Cary and Cartwright, Susan and Robertson, Susannah (2005) Work Environments, Stress, and Productivity: An Examination Using ASSET. International Journal of Stress Management, 12 (4). pp. 409-423. ISSN 1072-5245

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Abstract

In this study (N = 16,001), the predictors of productivity (i.e., work performance)were investigated with A Shortened Stress Evaluation Tool (E. B. Faragher, C. L. Cooper, & S. Cartwright, 2004), which incorporates individual work stressors, stress outcomes (physical and psychological well-being), and commitment (both to and from an organization). Psychological well-being, commitment from the organization to the employee, and resources were found to be predictive. Physical health, individual work stressors (with the exception of resources), and commitment from the employee to the organization were not identified as important. The indings are discussed with reference to both previous and future research. The large sample size and broad range of occupations included suggest the findings are generalizable to other employee groupings. Implications for both stress and management theory are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Stress Management
Uncontrolled Keywords: stress ; productivity ; psychological well-being ; commitment
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Psychology
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Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research
ID Code: 11017
Deposited By: Dr Paul Taylor
Deposited On: 29 Jul 2008 16:14
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2013 11:52
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/11017

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