Control, information-seeking preferences, occupational stressors and psychological well-being

Kevin Daniels, Andrew Guppy

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

12 Citations (Scopus)


This study reports a test of the minimax and blunting hypotheses (Miller, 1979a, 1980a, b, 1981). A sample of 221 academic and support staff at a British university were administered a stressor inventory, a measure of psychological well-being, a measure of work-related locus of control and a modified version of the Miller Behavioral Style Scale (1987), which measures information-seeking preferences. Using moderated multiple regression analysis, no support was gained for either hypothesis. However, the results did support a main effects model of perceived control and psychological well-being.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)347-353
Number of pages7
JournalWork & Stress
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 1992


  • adult
  • conference paper
  • control
  • female
  • health
  • human
  • male
  • multiple regression
  • normal human
  • psychological assessment
  • questionnaire
  • staff
  • stress
  • wellbeing

Cite this