The Initial Validation of the Support Mobilisation for Work Stressors Inventory

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Title The Initial Validation of the Support Mobilisation for Work Stressors Inventory
Author Lawrence, Sandra Anne; Jordan, Peter Jeffrey; Callan, Victor J.
Publication Title BAM2008 Conference Proceedings : the academy goes relevant
Editor Gail Clarkson Alan Pearman Chris Huxham
Year Published 2008
Place of publication London UK
Publisher British Academy of Management
Abstract Support mobilisation has been largely overlooked in the occupational stress literature to the extent that there has been no comprehensive assessment of the mobilisation of support in response to work-related stressors. To address this gap in the literature, we developed and initially validated a multidimensional measure of support mobilisation that is applicable to workplace contexts. A series of three studies revealed that the Support Mobilisation for Work Stressors (SMWS) Inventory, adapted from the SAWS measure of perceived available support, showed evidence of reliability, construct validity and replication across samples, and criterion-related validity. The 12-item inventory assesses four supportive functions (emotional, informational, instrumental, appraisal). Respondents rate each item with reference to 3 sources of support (supervisor, work colleagues, non-work people). Thus, 12 distinct constructs are derived from the inventory: three sources of support and within each source, four distinct supportive functions. Limitations and potential uses in organisational psychology research are discussed.
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Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.bam.ac.uk/
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ISBN 0-9549608-4-X
Conference name BAM 2008 British Academy of Management Conference
Location Harrogate UK
Date From 2008-09-09
Date To 2008-09-11
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/23141
Date Accessioned 2009-03-12
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject Industrial and Organisational Psychology
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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