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Coping strategies in the workplace: relationships with attributional style and job satisfaction.

Authors
Welbourne-JL; Eggerth-D; Hartley-TA; Andrew-ME; Sanchez-F
Source
J Vocat Behav 2007 Apr; 70(2):312-325
NIOSHTIC No.
20032508
Abstract
This paper examined the relationships between workplace coping strategies, occupational attributional style, and job satisfaction among a sample of 190 nurses employed with a Veterans Affairs Medical Center. As an occupational group, nurses experience high levels of chronic workplace stressors. Participants completed a questionnaire packet containing the Brief COPE, the Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire (MSQ)-Short Form, and the Occupational Attributional Styles Questionnaire (OASQ). Results indicated that a positive occupational attributional style was associated with greater use of problem solving/cognitive restructuring coping styles and less use of avoidance coping styles to deal with workplace stress. This pattern of coping strategies was also associated with greater job satisfaction. Further analyses indicated that the relationship between occupational attributional style and job satisfaction was mediated by the use of problem solving/cognitive restructuring, and avoidance coping strategies to deal with workplace stress. Implications for workplace interventions and work adjustment counseling are discussed.
Keywords
Analytical-processes; Analytical-methods; Analytical-models; Statistical-analysis; Health-care-personnel; Questionnaires; Physiological-effects; Physiological-fatigue; Physiological-stress; Job-stress; Work-practices; Health-surveys
Contact
Jennifer L. Welbourne, Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28223-0001
CODEN
JVBHA2
Publication Date
20070401
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
jlwelbou@email.uncc.edu
Fiscal Year
2007
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
2
ISSN
0001-8791
NIOSH Division
EID; HELD
Priority Area
Construction
Source Name
Journal of Vocational Behavior
State
OH; NC; NM
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