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Title: Occupational stress and negative affectivity in Maltese nurses : testing moderating influences
Authors: Cassar, Vincent
Tattersall, Andrew
Keywords: Nurses -- Malta
Job stress -- Malta
Psychology -- Malta
Quality of work life -- Malta
Nurses -- Job stress -- Malta
Medical personnel -- Malta
Work -- Psychological aspects
Quality of work life -- Malta
Issue Date: 1998
Citation: Cassar, V. & Tattersall, A. (1998). Occupational stress and negative affectivity in Maltese nurses : testing moderating influences. Work & Stress, 12(1), 85-94.
Abstract: Whereas some researchers conclude that negative affectivity is merely a nuisance variable and should be controlled for in future stress investigations, there is evidence that negative affectivity may occupy diverse roles, including a moderating role in which the level of NA may alter the nature of the relationship between stressors and strain. This study aims to sustain these findings by investigating such a model among a sample of 201 Maltese nurses. Variables including stressors, stress-related outcomes and negative affectivity were assessed, and data collected, by means of a questionnaire. Significant relationships were found between all three variable categories. In addition, moderator regression analyses revealed that negative affectivity could play the role of a 'vulnerability' factor in certain stressor-strain relationships, thus supporting the alternative-role theory of negative affectivity.
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