Accession Number : ADA298900

Title :   Responsibility, Stress, and Health: Testing the Triangle Model of Responsibility,

Corporate Author : WALTER REED ARMY INST OF RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Britt, Thomas W. ; Moore, Margaret A. ; Adler, Amy B. ; Bartone, Paul T.

PDF Url : ADA298900

Report Date : 01 JUL 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : The present research tested the utility of the Triangle Model of Responsibility (Schienker. Britt, Pennington, Murphy, & Doherty, 1994) in accounting for soldiers' feelings of responsibility for and commitment to an upcoming mission. The extent to which high responsibility engages the self-system was also examined. In support of the model, simultaneous multiple regression revealed that responsibility and commitment to the mission were greatest when the prescriptions for performance were clear, when the mission was perceived as relevant to the soldier's training, and when the soldier felt personal control over his or her job performance. The relationship between job stress and health symptomatology was much stronger when soldiers felt responsible for their job performance, indicating a greater engagement of the self-system. The results indicate the importance of responsibility for seif-regulation, and suggest that responsibility can have potentially beneficial or detrimental effects depending on job stress.

Descriptors :   *STIMULATION(PHYSIOLOGY), *HEALTH, *STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), JOBS, MODELS, ARMY PERSONNEL, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS, REGRESSION ANALYSIS, SYNCHRONISM, TRIANGLES.

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE