Role stressors, participative control, and subjective fit with organisational values : main and moderating effects on employee outcomes

Newton, Cameron J. & Jimmieson, Nerina L. (2008) Role stressors, participative control, and subjective fit with organisational values : main and moderating effects on employee outcomes. Journal of Management and Organization, 14(1), pp. 20-39.

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Research investigating Karasek’s (1979) Demand-Control Model (D-CM) has produced mixed results relating to the stress-buffering effects of job decision latitude, or job control, on employee adjustment. Cited reasons for these mixed results include the way control is operationalised and also the potential effects of secondary moderators in the relationship among job demand, job control, and employee adjustment. Towards addressing these issues, the present study assessed the secondary moderating effects of subjective fit with organisational culture and values in the D-CM. Participation in decision-making was used as the measure of job control. Moderated multiple regression analyses revealed three significant interactions in a sample of 119 employees. The results revealed a three-way interaction between role overload, participative control, and subjective fit on physiological symptoms and psychological health. Further analyses demonstrated a significant interaction between role conflict, participative control, and subjective fit on intentions to leave. In all interactions, participative control buffered the negative effects of the stressors on levels of employee adjustment only when employees’ subjective fit with the organisational values was high. The theoretical importance and practical implications of the results are discussed.

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ID Code: 18624
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: work stressors, participative control, subjective fit, stress-buffering, organisational values, employee adjustment
ISSN: 1833-3672
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Organisational Behaviour (150311)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Accountancy
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 eContent Management Pty Ltd
Deposited On: 11 Mar 2009 04:52
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2014 01:57

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