Coping with stress in the workplace

Janine D. Oosthuizen, Burger Van Lill
2008 SA Journal of Industrial Psychology  
The researchers investigated a simplified process model, a so-called salutogenic approach, of coping with stress in the workplace. Two constructs of salutogenic functioning, namely sense of coherence and locus of control (three dimensions: internal, external locus and autonomy), as well as the stress levels of 240 employees from a parastatal organisation were measured. As expected, individuals with a stronger sense of coherence and a stronger internal locus of control experienced lower levels
more » ... nced lower levels of stress and vice versa. Nevertheless, in a regression analysis only the sense of coherence and external locus of control variables contributed significantly to variance in the criterion variable stress.
doi:10.4102/sajip.v34i1.421 fatcat:so4g735fjvbq5mbobnxri34dhm