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Measurement of worker control.

Authors
Ganster-DC
Source
NIOSH Feb 1989; :1-30
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20026469
Abstract
Personal control is increasingly regarded as an important determinant of health and well-being. While some theorists such as White (1959) have suggested that there may be an intrinsic need to control the environment, others (Rodin, Rennert, & Solomon, 1980) have argued that the evidence suggests that the motivation for control stems from the belief that it ensures positive outcomes. In either case, there is rather compelling evidence that, in general, beliefs in personal control are associated with a myriad of positive health outcomes and lack of control with various forms of ill-health (Miller, 1979; Thompson, 1981). That control processes should also prove important in determining the stressfulness of occupational experiences, then, should not be surprising. This paper reports the development and psychometric assessment of a new self-report measure of employee control.
Keywords
Work-environment; Job-stress; Employees; Psychological-factors; Psychological-stress; Work-performance; Worker-health
Publication Date
19890203
Document Type
Purchase Order Report
Funding Type
Purchase Order
Fiscal Year
1989
NTIS Accession No.
PB2005-105188
NTIS Price
A04
Identifying No.
Purchase-Order-88-79187
NIOSH Division
DBBS
Priority Area
Psychologic Disorders
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
NE; OH
Performing Organization
University of Nebraksa, Lincoln, Nebraksa
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