Title

Using the Job-Related Affective Well-Being Scale (JAWS) to Investigate Affective Responses to Work Stressors

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-2000

Keywords

affective states at work & job stressors, 18–45 yr old employed undergraduates, application of Job-Related Affective Well-Being Scale

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1037/1076-8998.5.2.219

Abstract

Prior research linking job stressors to psychological strains has been limited to a small number of emotional reactions. This article describes research linking job stressors to a wide range of affective states at work. In Study 1, a multidimensional scaling procedure was used on a matrix of similarity judgments by 51 employees of 56 job-related affective statements to support a 2-dimensional view of affective well-being. In Study 2, ratings of the affect statements by 100 employees further supported the contention that the dimensions were pleasure–displeasure and degree of arousal. In Study 3, 114 full-time university employees responded to the Job-Related Affective Well-Being Scale, which was found to be related to measures of job stressors as well as job satisfaction and physical symptoms.

Was this content written or created while at USF?

Yes

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, v. 5, issue 2, p. 219-230

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