Master of Science (MS)
Logitudinal, Occupational Stress, Role Stressors, Strains, TABP, Type A Behavior Pattern
Three models (direct effects, moderated effects, and mediated effects) were used to test the role of Type A Behavior Pattern (TABP) in the stressor-strain relationship. The longitudinal study measured stressors (role ambiguity, role overload, and role conflict), strains (anxiety, tedium, affective commitment, intent to leave, and general well-being), and TABP in hospital nurses across two survey administrations. Stressors at Time 1 and strains at Time 2 were utilized for the analyses. TABP was found to have direct effects on anxiety and general well-being. In addition, TABP partially moderated the relationship between role conflict and anxiety and tedium, as well as the relationship between role overload and anxiety, tedium, and general well-being. No support was found for the mediator relationship. These findings suggest that Type A nurses experience greater anxiety, tedium, and lower general well-being in response to high role conflict and role overload than Type B nurses.
Le, Jenny Anh Thu, "The Role of Type A Behavior Pattern on the Stressor-Strain Relationship in Nurses" (2014). Master's Theses. 4501.