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Title:Task characteristics, organizational responses and experienced role stress / BEBR No. 484
Author(s):Moch, Michael K.; Bartunek, Jean; Brass, Daniel J.
Contributor(s):University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. College of Commerce and Business Administration
Subject(s):Organizational behavior.
Stress (Psychology)
Role conflict.
Abstract:"Based on the view of organizations as complex webs of interdependencies, several possible sources of role stress are investigated. Dependent measures of role stress include role conflict, role ambiguity, role overload, and role fairness. Task characteristics (workflow centrality, interdependence, task feedback, and task autonomy) were analyzed as determinants of role stress, mediated by organizational responses (centralization, formalization, influence, and contacts) and supervisor behavior (feedback and goal clarification). Differential patterns of role stress were observed for different type employees (managers, professionals, and technicians). Analyses focussed on task characteristics and organizational responses reported by one type employee and the consequent effects of these variables on the role stress experienced by the other groups of employees. Substantial amounts of variance in role stress was explained for professionals and technicians. Results also indicate that factors increasing role stress for one type employee can even decrease role stress experienced by other types of employees. Results are discussed in terms of the organic versus mechanistics nature of organizations."
Issue Date:May 8 1978
Publisher:[Urbana, Ill.] : College of Commerce and Business Administration, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
Series/Report:Faculty working papers ; no. 484
Description:"Draft : Do not cite or quote"
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 30-31).
Rights Information:Copyright May 8 1978 Board of Trustees University of Illinois.
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-09-15
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Identifier in Online Catalog:321382
OCLC Identifier:(OCoLC)ocm05107890

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