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Title: Social Support, Individual Differences and Well-Being: A Study of Small Business Entrepreneurs and Employees
Authors: Chay, Y.W. 
Issue Date: 1993
Source: Chay, Y.W. (1993). Social Support, Individual Differences and Well-Being: A Study of Small Business Entrepreneurs and Employees. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology 66 (4) : 285-302. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Examines the relationships between social support & personality factors as moderators of stress arising from demands in the workplace, based on questionnaire data from a sample of 117 entrepreneurs & employees. The results show significant differences in the work patterns & personality characteristics of the 2 occupational groups, but no differences in well-being were found. Extraversion & need achievement jointly predicted perceived support with interpersonal control being the strongest predictor. Extraverts & internals reported the highest levels of interpersonal support compared with introverts & externals. Overall, the findings provide evidence for the buffering role of social support. The importance of broadening the concept of social support to include individual differences is emphasized.
Source Title: Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/133490
ISSN: 09631798
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