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dc.titleSocial Support, Individual Differences and Well-Being: A Study of Small Business Entrepreneurs and Employees
dc.contributor.authorChay, Y.W.
dc.identifier.citationChay, 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.
dc.description.abstractExamines 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.
dc.contributor.departmentORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR
dc.description.sourcetitleJournal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology
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