The impact of informal social support on individual morale, distress, and satisfaction

Beccaria, Gavin and Machin, M. Anthony (2007) The impact of informal social support on individual morale, distress, and satisfaction. In: 42nd Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference 2007, 25-29 Sept 2007, Brisbane, Australia.


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[Abstract]: This study assessed the impact of informal social support on job satisfaction, morale, and distress. A 41-item measure of informal team processes as well as a 50-item measure of organisational climate was administered to 38 participants from two organisations. These data were used to test whether informal social support could add to the prediction of the three outcomes. Using hierarchical multiple regression, social support was found to uniquely predict 13% of the variation in morale, after controlling for organisational climate. The proportion of variance accounted in distress and job satisfaction was negligible.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author's version deposited according to Publisher's requirements: 'This is an electronic version of an article published in Moore, Kate (Ed.) (2007). Proceedings of the 42nd Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference. Melbourne, Australia: Australian Psychological Society. ISBN 978-0-909881-33-7.'
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2008 02:23
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:54
Uncontrolled Keywords: informal social support; job satisfaction; morale; distress
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology

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