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Title: Occupational stress, negative affectivity and locus of control in Maltese nurses
Authors: Borg, Andrew (2006)
Keywords: Nurses -- Malta
Job stress -- Malta
Psychology -- Malta
Issue Date: 2006
Citation: Borg, A. (2006). Occupational stress, negative affectivity and locus of control in Maltese nurses (Bachelor's dissertation).
Abstract: The present study set out to investigate the personality traits of negative affectivity and locus of control in an attempt to shed more light on their contribution to the stress process within a Maltese context. This research was conducted with a sample of 152 nursing professionals working in a variety of wards in local government hospitals. Occupational stress researchers have stressed the importance of studying these personality variables in order to explain how these traits function within the stress-strain relationship. Personality constructs of negative affectivity and locus of control have been rigorously cited in stress literature, especially within the organisational sphere. Pervious research has also identified four mechanisms by which personality variables might function within the stress process. These include a direct, moderating, mediating and confounding pathway. All these mechanisms were explored in this study and findings reported evidence for some of these pathways. NA and LOC were found to have a direct influence on most of the measures of stress and strain employed. Moreover, evidence of partial mediation effects were reported, where the stressor partially mediated the relationship between the personality construct and the stress-related outcome. Confounding influences of both NA and LOC were also accounted for amongst some of the stressor-outcome relationships. Findings of these alternative-role models suggest that NA and LOC play a complex and substantive role within the stress process.
Description: B.PSY.(HONS)
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