Portland State University. Department of Psychology
Leslie B. Hammer
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology
1 online resource (v, 117 p.) : ill. (chiefly col.)
Workers' blood pressure, Strain, Social support, Supervisors -- Attitudes, Job stress -- Health aspects, Coronary heart disease -- Psychosomatic aspects
Cardiovascular disease is one of the leading causes of death in industrialized nations. Research indicates that job strain may be significantly related to cardiovascular disease in employees with little to no social support. Using the JDC-S model developed by Karasek (1979) and elaborated upon by Johnson and Hall (1988), the family-supportive supervisory behaviors (FSSB) measure created by Hammer et al., (2009), and the blood pressure wrist monitor device Omron317T, this study examined FSSB as a moderator of the relationship between job strain, job demands, job control and workers' blood pressure on work and non-work days. Sixty-nine grocery store workers from a Midwest grocery store chain participated in this study, fifty-six of which were included in the analyses. Though none of the interactions were significant at the .05 level, results indicate that FSSB is significantly related to a number of blood pressure readings at the grand centered mean of job strain, job control, and job demands.
Harper, Christopher Scott, "Family-Supportive Supervisory Behaviors as a Moderator of the Relationship between Job Strain and Workers' Blood Pressure" (2011). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 198.