Reference : Perceived Job-Anxiety and General Psychosomatic Symptom Load and Perceived Social Sup...
Scientific journals : Article
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Social, industrial & organizational psychology
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Treatment & clinical psychology
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/7931
Perceived Job-Anxiety and General Psychosomatic Symptom Load and Perceived Social Support - Is there a Relationship?
English
Muschalla, Beate mailto [> >]
Markova, Mariya mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Languages, Culture, Media and Identities (LCMI) >]
Linden, Michael [> >]
2010
Work
IOS Press
37
29-39
Yes (verified by ORBilu)
International
1051-9815
Amsterdam
The Netherlands
[en] Job-related distress has often been found to be related with low social support at work. The question is whether dimensions of social support outside work have a similar relation with job-anxiety or whether they are independent. A sample of 154 employed inpatients from a psychosomatic rehabilitation center (70% women) participated in this study. Participants completed self-rating questionnaires on perceived symptom load in the domain of work (job-anxiety) and in general life (general psychosomatic symptom load), and on perceived social support at work and outside work. Job-anxiety showed moderate correlations with the perceived level of social support through colleagues. Thereby the social support dimensions of "consolation and encouragement" and "criticism, overload, rejection" were more strongly related to job-anxiety than the dimension of "practical support". There were no significant correlations between job-anxiety and social support through household members, leisure time partners or neighbors. Social support is in a specific way important in the context of work other than concerning general mental health outside the work-context. Job-anxiety is a domain-specific clinical phenomenon and independent from perceived social support outside the workplace.
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/7931
http://iospress.metapress.com/content/d2671p41t5t453x1/

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