An Investigation of Mentoring and Hardiness in the Stress-Strain Relationship
Date of Graduation
Master of Science in Psychology
This study examined the role of personality and mentoring in the stress-strain relationship. Role conflict was examined as an organizational stressor and job satisfaction and organizational commitment were examined as strain variables. The personality construct of hardiness and presence of a mentor were examined as moderators in the stress-strain relationship. A total of 111 participants completed a questionnaire administered through the internet. No hypotheses were supported; that is, the personality construct of hardiness and presence of a mentor did not moderate the relationship between role conflict and job satisfaction or organizational commitment. Only the main-effects of role conflict, hardiness, and presence of a mentor emerged as significant predictors of job satisfaction and organizational commitment. Bivariate correlations revealed significant relationships among study variables that supported previous literature. The findings provide a better understanding of how stressors are associated with moderators and strain variables.
© Sabrina Wilson
Wilson, Sabrina, "An Investigation of Mentoring and Hardiness in the Stress-Strain Relationship" (2002). MSU Graduate Theses. 906.