The support appraisal for work stressors inventory: Construction and initial validation

Lawrence, S. A., Gardner, M. J. and Callan, V. J. (2007) The support appraisal for work stressors inventory: Construction and initial validation. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 70 1: 172-204. doi:10.1016/j.jvb.2006.09.003

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Author Lawrence, S. A.
Gardner, M. J.
Callan, V. J.
Title The support appraisal for work stressors inventory: Construction and initial validation
Journal name Journal of Vocational Behavior   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0001-8791
Publication date 2007-02-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.jvb.2006.09.003
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 70
Issue 1
Start page 172
End page 204
Total pages 33
Editor M. L. Savickas
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Subject C1
380105 Social and Community Psychology
380108 Industrial and Organisational Psychology
720403 Management
750100 Work
350201 Human Resources Management
720400 Management and Productivity Issues
Abstract In order to better understand the role of perceived available support in buffering the negative effects of workplace stressors, a new multidimensional measure of perceived available support, the SAWS, was developed. Initial item development and content validation were conducted, followed by scale evaluation and validation. Two samples of 190 and 170 nursing staff supported the hypothesized structure of the scale, and provided evidence for discriminant validity amongst the sub-constructs of source of support (e.g., support from supervisor) and supportive function (e.g., emotional support). Criterion-related validity of the SAWS constructs were supported by measures of network orientation and relationship closeness. Evidence for predictive validity was provided by examining the moderating effects of the SAWS constructs on the relationship between work–family conflict and adjustment outcomes. The final SAWS inventory assesses three sources of support, and within each source, assesses four distinct supportive functions.
Keyword Scale development
Perceived available support
Work-related stress
Construct validity
Q-Index Code C1
Institutional Status UQ

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