Problem Solving and Well-Being: Exploring the Instrumental Role of Job Control and Social Support

Daniels, Kevin, Beesley, N., Wimalasiri, V. and Cheyne, A. (2013) Problem Solving and Well-Being: Exploring the Instrumental Role of Job Control and Social Support. Journal of Management, 39 (4). pp. 1016-1043. ISSN 0149-2063

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Abstract

Enacting social support and job control can enable effective problem solving and protect well-being. The authors operationalized social support used for problem solving as “discussing problems with others to solve problems” (DIS-SP) and job control used to solve problems as “changing aspects of work activities to solve problems” (CHA-SP). Analyses of experience sampling data (N = 191) revealed that DIS-SP was inversely associated with subsequent negative affect and that there were curvilinear relationships between CHA-SP and subsequent levels of negative affect, fatigue, and cognitive failure, such that only high levels of CHA-SP were associated with lower levels of negative affect, fatigue, and cognitive failure. Fatigue was inversely associated with subsequent levels of DIS-SP and CHA-SP. Contrary to expectations, there was a positive association between cognitive failure and subsequent CHA-SP.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: cognitive failure,job control,problem solving,social support,well-being
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
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Depositing User: Elle Green
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2012 14:41
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2020 16:19
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/37933
DOI: 10.1177/0149206311430262

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