Stressors, locus of control, and social support as consequences of affective psychological well-being

Kevin Daniels, Andrew Guppy

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Tests of the influence of affective psychological well-being on stressors, locus of control, and social support in a 1-month follow-up study of 210 male and 34 female British accountants is reported. There was a marginally significant association between the level of psychological symptoms and subsequent reports of intensity of quantitative workload stressors. A significant interaction between psychological symptoms and a measure of depression-enthusiasm was found to predict subsequent locus of control. The results indicate a differential pattern of associations between aspects of affective well-being and subsequent reports of social support. The results also indicate that initially more frequent stressors are associated with subsequently less intense stressors of the same type. The findings highlight the dynamic and reciprocal nature of the occupational stress process.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)156-174
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Occupational Health Psychology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1997


  • Accounting
  • Adaptation, Psychological
  • Adult
  • Affective Symptoms
  • Depression
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Internal-External Control
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Occupational Diseases
  • Social Support
  • Stress
  • Psychological
  • Workload

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