Perceived organizational support’s role in stressor-strain relationships

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Author(s)

  • Hettie A. Richardson
  • Jane Yang
  • Robert J. Vandenberg
  • David M. DeJoy
  • Mark G. Wilson

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Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)789-810
Journal / PublicationJournal of Managerial Psychology
Volume23
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this study is to examine when perceived organizational support (POS) may be more likely to play a mediator versus moderator role in stressor and strain relationships by considering POS relative to challenge and hindrance stressors, cognitive/emotional and physical strains.
Design/methodology/approach – This cross‐sectional survey research was conducted in two samples (n=720, 829) of employees working for a large retail organization in the USA. Hypotheses were tested using structural equation modeling.
Findings – As hypothesized, results indicate POS mediates relationships between hindrance stressors and cognitive/emotional strains, but does not mediate relationships between challenge stressors and physical strains. POS does not moderate any of the relationships examined.
Originality/value – This paper is one of few studies to examine challenge and hindrance stressors and to examine POS relative to physical strains.

Research Area(s)

  • Business support services, Perception, Stress, Workplace, Welfare

Citation Format(s)

Perceived organizational support’s role in stressor-strain relationships. / Richardson, Hettie A.; Yang, Jane; Vandenberg, Robert J. et al.
In: Journal of Managerial Psychology, Vol. 23, No. 7, 2008, p. 789-810.

Research output: Journal Publications and ReviewsRGC 21 - Publication in refereed journalpeer-review