A Review of Potential Moderating Factors in the Stress-Performance Relationship
Final rept. 1990-1991,
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA ORLANDO DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY
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This reports identifies factors that may moderate the stress performance relationship. Eighty-two moderator articles were identified from a literature review that involved a search for key words in the National Technical Information Service, Defense Technical Information Center, PsychLit databases, Psychological Abstracts, and Social Sciences Citation Index. Seven variables were identified social support, locus of control, perceived control, trait anxiety, self-efficacy, self-control, and experience. Measurement instruments were reviewed for each of the moderators and suggestions for measurement were provided. Implications for CIC team level interaction were also discussed in relation to each moderator. A conclusion from the findings was that a single unifying construct of perceived control may account for the close relationships among a majority of the moderator variables. It is hypothesized that increased control perceptions could serve to minimize the effects of cognitive, motivational, or affective reactions.
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