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

JM Stanton, WK Balzer, PC Smith, LF Parra, G Ironson

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Abstract

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
Pages (from-to)866-888
Number of pages23
JournalEducational and Psychological Measurement
Volume61
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2001

Keywords

  • JOB DESCRIPTIVE INDEX
  • SEXUAL HARASSMENT
  • INTEGRATED MODEL
  • MENTAL STRESS
  • ROLE CONFLICT
  • ORGANIZATIONS
  • CONSEQUENCES
  • WORKPLACE
  • SATISFACTION
  • ANTECEDENTS

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Stanton, JM., Balzer, WK., Smith, PC., Parra, LF., & Ironson, G. (2001). A general measure of work stress: The stress in general scale. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 61(5), 866-888.