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

Jeffrey M. Stanton, William K. Balzer, Patricia C. Smith, Luis Fernando Parra, Gail 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
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2001

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A general measure of work stress : The stress in general scale. / Stanton, Jeffrey M.; Balzer, William K.; Smith, Patricia C.; Parra, Luis Fernando; Ironson, Gail.

In: Educational and Psychological Measurement, Vol. 61, No. 5, 01.10.2001, p. 866-888.

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Stanton, Jeffrey M. ; Balzer, William K. ; Smith, Patricia C. ; Parra, Luis Fernando ; Ironson, Gail. / A general measure of work stress : The stress in general scale. In: Educational and Psychological Measurement. 2001 ; Vol. 61, No. 5. pp. 866-888.
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