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Measurement of Worker Control. Final Report.


PB2005105188

Publication Date 1989
Personal Author Ganster, D. G.
Page Count 36
Abstract Personal control is increasingly regarded as an important determinant of health and well-being. While some theorists such as White (1959) have suggested that there may be an intrinsic need to control the environment, others (Rodin, Rennert, & Solomon, 1980) have argued that the evidence suggests that the motivation for control stems from the belief that it ensures positive outcomes. In either case, there is rather compelling evidence that, in general, beliefs in personal control are associated - with a myriad of positive health outcomes and lack of control with various forms of ill-health (Miller, 1979; Thompson, 1981). That control processes should also prove important in determining the stressfulness of occupational experiences, then, should not be surprising. This paper reports the development and psychometric assessment of a new self-report measure of employee control.
Keywords
  • Worker control
  • Employee control
  • Personal control
  • Development
  • Psychometric assessments
  • Perception
  • Self-report measures
  • Recommendations
  • Occupational health
  • Stress(Psychology)
  • Control scales
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Corporate Authors Nebraska Univ.-Lincoln. Dept. of Management.; National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Washington, DC.
Supplemental Notes Sponsored by National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 200517
Contract Number
  • NIOSH-88-79187
Measurement of Worker Control. Final Report.
Measurement of Worker Control. Final Report.
PB2005105188

  • Worker control
  • Employee control
  • Personal control
  • Development
  • Psychometric assessments
  • Perception
  • Self-report measures
  • Recommendations
  • Occupational health
  • Stress(Psychology)
  • Control scales
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • NIOSH-88-79187
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