A daily diary study of coping in the context of the job demands–control–support model

Daniels, Kevin ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8620-886X and Harris, Claire (2005) A daily diary study of coping in the context of the job demands–control–support model. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 66 (2). pp. 219-237. ISSN 0001-8791

Full text not available from this repository. (Request a copy)


We examined one of the processes thought to underpin Karasek and Theorell’s job demands–control–support model (1990). This is that control and support accentuate better well-being by fostering problem-focused coping with work demands. We also examined whether other forms of coping implemented through control and support are related to indicators of well-being. In a daily diary study of 29 workers in a public hospital, we found higher levels of subsequent goal attainment were associated with problem-focused coping implemented by executing control. Problem-focused coping implemented by eliciting support was associated with higher concurrent and subsequent levels of pleasant affect. We found other forms of coping were also associated with affect and goal attainment. The results have implications for elaboration of the DCS model.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: affect,coping,demands-control-support model,goals,well-being
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
Depositing User: Elle Green
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2012 15:05
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2023 17:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/37938
DOI: 10.1016/j.jvb.2004.10.004

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item