Linking work conditions to unpleasant affect: Cognition, categorization and goals

Daniels, Kevin, Harris, Claire and Briner, Rob B. (2004) Linking work conditions to unpleasant affect: Cognition, categorization and goals. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 77 (3). pp. 343-363. ISSN 2044-8325

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Abstract

Current approaches to work stress do not address in detail the mental processes by which work events cause unpleasant affect. We propose a cognitive account that incorporates: (1) the distinction between controlled and automatic information processing; (2) the categorization of emotionally relevant stimuli; (3) the role of mental models in coping choice; (4) the enactment of beneficial job conditions through coping; and (5) reciprocal influences between cognition and affect. We conclude by discussing how this account can help explain a range of findings in the work stress literature and how a cognitive approach to work stress informs practice.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
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Depositing User: Elle Green
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2012 15:14
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2019 16:39
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/37939
DOI: 10.1348/0963179041752628

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