Reference : The Working Conditions and Control Questionnaire (WOCCQ) : Towards a structural model of...
Scientific journals : Article
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Social, industrial & organizational psychology
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/37815
The Working Conditions and Control Questionnaire (WOCCQ) : Towards a structural model of psychological stress
English
Hansez, Isabelle mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de personne et société > Valorisation des ressources humaines >]
2008
European Review of Applied Psychology = Revue Européenne de Psychologie Appliquée
58
253-262
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
1162-9088
[en] job control ; subjective stress ; working conditions ; psychosocial risks
[en] This paper examined the structural model of subjective stress considering the job control dimensions of the WOrking Conditions and Control Questionnaire (WOCCQ), a psychosocial risk diagnosis widely used in French-speaking countries. Two research questions were investigated: (1) Do all the control facets influence subjective stress in the same way?, and (2) Are certain control scales more important than others in the prediction of stress? The sample used includes 816 workers of a public employment agency. First, not all of the facets of job control influence stress in the same way. The control of resources dimension is important in indirectly influencing the stress process. Planning control is a partial mediator between control of resources and other dimensions of control. The model suggests considering future control as an exogenous variable. Finally, the direct effect of the four job control subscales on stress is identical in terms of R-square. These results are discussed not only in the theoretical perspective of stress at work but also in the stress intervention perspective.
Politique Scientifique Fédérale (Belgique) = Belgian Federal Science Policy
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/37815

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