A general measure of work stress: The stress in general scale

Jeffrey M. Stanton, William K. Balzer, Patricia C. Smith, Luis Fernando Parra, Gail Ironson

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The present study focused on the development and validation of scores on the Stress in General scale. Three diverse samples of workers (n = 4,322, n = 574, n = 34) provided psychometric and validity evidence. All evidence converged on the existence of two distinct subscales, each of which measured a different aspect of general work stress. The studies also resulted in meaningful patterns of correlations with stressor measures, a physiological measure of chronic stress (blood-pressure reactivity), general job attitude measures, and intentions to quit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)866-888
Number of pages23
JournalEducational and Psychological Measurement
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Applied Psychology
  • Applied Mathematics


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