Accession Number:

ADA123050

Title:

Combinations of Individual and Organizational Variables and Their Relationship to Stress and Coronary Heart Disease Risk Factors.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

88.0

Abstract:

The research examined the joint effect of organizational stressors and individual traits on stress responses and coronary heart disease risk factors. A questionnaire measured role conflict, organizational climate, locus of control, and Type AB behavior patterns. Blood analysis determined the levels of cortisol, total cholesterol, and HDL cholesterol. Factor analysis associated questions with constructs. Multiple regression and analysis of variance were used to test relationships between organizationalindividual factors and perceived job stresscoronary heart disease risk factors. The interaction of role conflict and Type AB behavior pattern was negatively related to cortisol level. Analysis of variance failed to further explain this relationship. No other significant interaction terms were found. Relationships between main effects and dependent variables are shown in Table 1. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Psychology
  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE