Job Resources and Matching Active Coping Styles as Moderators of the Longitudinal Relation Between Job Demands and Job Strain

Tooren, Marieke, Jonge, Jan, Vlerick, Peter, Daniels, Kevin and Ven, Bart (2011) Job Resources and Matching Active Coping Styles as Moderators of the Longitudinal Relation Between Job Demands and Job Strain. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 18 (4). pp. 373-383. ISSN 1070-5503

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Abstract

Background: Only in a few longitudinal studies it has been examined whether job resources should be matched to job demands to show stress-buffering effects of job resources (matching hypothesis), while there are no empirical studies in which the moderating effect of matching personal characteristics on the stress-buffering effect of job resources has been examined. Purpose: In this study, both the matching hypothesis and the moderating effect of matching active coping styles were examined with respect to the longitudinal relation between job demands, job resources, and job strain.Method: The study group consisted of 317 beginning teachers from Belgium. The two-wave survey data with a 1-year time lag were analyzed by means of structural equation modeling and multiple group analyses. Results: Data did not support the matching hypothesis. In addition, no support was found for the moderating effect of specific active coping styles, irrespective of the level of match. Conclusion: To show stress-buffering effects of job resources, it seems to make no difference whether or not specific types of job demands and job resources are matched, and whether or not individual differences in specific active coping styles are taken into account.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: active coping styles,burnout,job demands and job resources,job stress,match,teachers
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Employment Systems and Institutions
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Depositing User: Elle Green
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2013 09:37
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2018 04:05
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/41043
DOI: 10.1007/s12529-011-9148-7

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