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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/251932
Title:
Work stressors, health and sense of coherence in UK academic employees
Authors:
Kinman, Gail
Abstract:
This cross‐sectional study examined relationships between job‐specific stressors and psychological and physical health symptoms in academic employees working in UK universities. The study also tests the main and moderating role played by sense of coherence (SOC: Antonovsky, 1987 in work stress process). SOC is described as a generalised resistance resource for coping with environmental stressors and remaining healthy. Four hundred and sixty‐five academic employees (60% male) completed measures of work stressors, physical and psychological ill health and SOC. Significant inter‐relationships were found between job stressors, health outcomes and SOC. Stressors relating to time constraints, support and influence and work–home interface demands had the strongest associations with health outcomes. Employees with a weaker SOC tended to be in poorer physical and psychological health, thus supporting a main effect for SOC. Some evidence for a moderating role for SOC was found, with the strongest effect observed for stressors experienced at the work–home interface.
Citation:
Work stressors, health and sense of coherence in UK academic employees 2008, 28 (7):pp 823 - 835 Educational Psychology
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Journal:
Educational Psychology: An International Journal of Experimental Educational Psychology
Issue Date:
Jul-2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/251932
DOI:
10.1080/01443410802366298
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01443410802366298
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0144-3410; 1469-5820
Appears in Collections:
Research Centre for Applied Psychology

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dc.contributor.authorKinman, Gailen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-13T08:22:40Z-
dc.date.available2012-11-13T08:22:40Z-
dc.date.issued2008-07-
dc.identifier.citationWork stressors, health and sense of coherence in UK academic employees 2008, 28 (7):pp 823 - 835 Educational Psychologyen_GB
dc.identifier.issn0144-3410-
dc.identifier.issn1469-5820-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/01443410802366298-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/251932-
dc.description.abstractThis cross‐sectional study examined relationships between job‐specific stressors and psychological and physical health symptoms in academic employees working in UK universities. The study also tests the main and moderating role played by sense of coherence (SOC: Antonovsky, 1987 in work stress process). SOC is described as a generalised resistance resource for coping with environmental stressors and remaining healthy. Four hundred and sixty‐five academic employees (60% male) completed measures of work stressors, physical and psychological ill health and SOC. Significant inter‐relationships were found between job stressors, health outcomes and SOC. Stressors relating to time constraints, support and influence and work–home interface demands had the strongest associations with health outcomes. Employees with a weaker SOC tended to be in poorer physical and psychological health, thus supporting a main effect for SOC. Some evidence for a moderating role for SOC was found, with the strongest effect observed for stressors experienced at the work–home interface.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor and Francisen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01443410802366298en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Educational Psychologyen_GB
dc.titleWork stressors, health and sense of coherence in UK academic employeesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalEducational Psychology: An International Journal of Experimental Educational Psychologyen_GB
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