Initial validation of the support mobilization for work stressors inventory

Lawrence, Sandra A., Jordan, Peter J. and Callan, Victor J. (2014) Initial validation of the support mobilization for work stressors inventory. Australian Journal of Management, 40 4: 587-612. doi:10.1177/0312896214528186

Author Lawrence, Sandra A.
Jordan, Peter J.
Callan, Victor J.
Title Initial validation of the support mobilization for work stressors inventory
Journal name Australian Journal of Management   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0312-8962
Publication date 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/0312896214528186
Open Access Status
Volume 40
Issue 4
Start page 587
End page 612
Total pages 26
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract Although there has been significant research into coping with work stress, support mobilization has been largely overlooked. When workplace stressors adversely influence employees, they often turn to colleagues and supervisors for feedback and support. This article outlines the development of a new multidimensional measure of support mobilization: the Support Mobilization for Work Stressors (SMWS) inventory. Two studies revealed that the SMWS inventory shows evidence of reliability, factor structure dimensionality and replication across samples, convergent and discriminant validity with a perceived available support measure, and criterion-related validity with organizational outcomes. The 12-item inventory is rated with reference to three sources of support (supervisor, colleagues, non-work people), and assesses how often an employee has approached each of those sources to obtain four supportive functions (emotional, informational, instrumental, appraisal); thus producing 12 distinct support mobilization constructs.
Keyword Coping
Scale development
Social support
Structural equation modeling
Work stressors
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Online first published: 28 July 2014

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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