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SA Journal of Industrial Psychology

On-line version ISSN 2071-0763
Print version ISSN 0258-5200

Abstract

OOSTHUIZEN, Janine D  and  VAN LILL, Burger. Coping with stress in the workplace. SA j. ind. Psychol. [online]. 2008, vol.34, n.1, pp.64-69. ISSN 2071-0763.

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 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.

Keywords : stress; workplace; salutogenic approach; sense of coherence; parastatal organisation.

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