Stress, social support and psychological well-being in British accountants

Daniels, Kevin and Guppy, Andrew (1995) Stress, social support and psychological well-being in British accountants. Work & Stress, 9 (4). pp. 432-447. ISSN 0267-8373

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Abstract

This paper reports an exploratory study of stress, social support and psychological well-being in British chartered accountants, using data from 399 self-report questionnaires. The results suggest that the underlying structure of stress in British accountancy can be explained by three dimensions; quantitative overload stressors, professional/administrative interface stressors and nuisance stressors. The underlying structure of social support for the sample can be represented by three dimensions of help support, social dependability and esteem support. Intensity of quantitative overload stressors, intensity of professional/administrative interface stressors and all three dimensions of support were found to be related to psychological well-being in the sample. Differences between these variables, types of organization and organizational position were examined. The results are discussed with reference to stress management interventions for accountants. Possible generalizations to other professional groups are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: accountants,organizational type,psychological well-being,social support
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Employment Systems and Institutions
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2013 09:46
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2018 09:01
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/45223
DOI: 10.1080/02678379508256891

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