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Relation of negative affectivity to self-reports of job stressors and psychological outcomes.
J Occup Health Psychol 1996 Oct; 1(4):397-412
A total of 250 new women teachers participated in a longitudinal study of the influence of negative affectivity (NA) on the relation of self-report work-environment measures to psychological outcomes. Three "neutrally worded" work-environment measures were specially constructed to minimize confounding with NA. The work-environment measures were moderately related to postemployment depressive symptoms, job satisfaction, and, among Whites but not among a principally Black and Hispanic subsample, motivation. Correlation and regression coefficients were largely unchanged when the preemployment psychophysiologic symptoms scale and the Center for Epidemiologic Studies-Depression Scale (L. S. Radloff, 1977), factors that tap NA, were controlled. Findings suggest NA does not overly distort the relation of some self-report work-environment measures to depressive symptoms, satisfaction, and motivation.
Job-stress; Psychological-factors; Psychological-effects; Workers; Work-environment; Women; Teaching; Occupational-health; Demographic-characteristics
Irvin Sam Schonfeld, School of Education, EDFN, City College of the City University of New York, New York, New York 10031
Issue of Publication
Journal of Occupational Health Psychology
City College of New York, New York, New York
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division