Presidential Scholars Theses (1990 – 2006)

Awards/Availabilty

Open Access Presidential Scholars Thesis

First Advisor

Adam Butler

Abstract

In the present study, we extended previous research by examining both the primary appraisal and buffering functions of social support on work-school conflict. Moreover, we looked at social support from both supervisors and coworkers. We also advanced the literature by examining two previously unexamined consequences of work-school conflict. We measured job satisfaction as a psychological indicator of strain and somatic complaints as a physical indicator of strain. We viewed work-school conflict as a stressor and predicted that higher levels of it would be related to lower job satisfaction and more somatic complaints. Based on the primary appraisal function of social support, we predicted that both supervisor and coworker support would be related to lower work-school conflict. Finally, based on the buffering function of social support, we predicted that support would moderate the relationship between workschool conflict and strain such that the relationship would be weaker under higher levels of support.

Date of Award

2004

Department

Department of Psychology

Presidential Scholar Designation

A paper submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation Presidential Scholar

Comments

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Date Original

2004

Object Description

1 PDF file (19 page)

Date Digital

4-9-2018

Copyright

©2004 - Kyle Gerjerts

Type

document

Language

EN

File Format

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