The effects of prediction, understanding, and control: A test of the stress antidote model

Jimmieson, Nerina L. & Terry, Deborah J. (1993) The effects of prediction, understanding, and control: A test of the stress antidote model. Anxiety, Stress and Coping, 6(3), pp. 179-199.

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Abstract

A study was undertaken to examine further the effects of perceived work control on employee adjustment. On the basis of the stress antidote model, it was proposed that high levels of prediction, understanding, and control of work-related events would have direct, indirect, and interactive effects on levels of employee adjustment. These hypotheses were tested in a short-term longitudinal study of 137 employees of a large retail organization. The stress antidote measures appeared to be indirectly related to employee adjustment, via their effects on perceptions of work stress. There was weak evidence for the proposal that prediction, understanding, and control would buffer the negative effects of work stress. Additional analyses indicated that the observed effects of prediction, understanding, and control were independent of employees' generalized control beliefs. However, there was no support for the proposal that the effects of the stress antidote measures would be dependent on employees' generalized control beliefs.

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ID Code: 85933
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Work stress, prediction, understanding, control, employee adjustment
DOI: 10.1080/10615809308248379
ISSN: 1477-2205
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Organisational Behaviour (150311)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Deposited On: 23 Jul 2015 00:34
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2015 00:34

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