The authors thank two anonymous reviewers for their helpful comments on earlier versions of this article.
THE IMPACT OF ROLE STRESSORS AND PERSONAL RESOURCES ON THE STRESS EXPERIENCE OF PROFESSIONAL WOMEN
Article first published online: 28 JUL 2006
Psychology of Women Quarterly
Volume 15, Issue 3, pages 419–430, September 1991
How to Cite
Amatea, E. S. and Fong, M. L. (1991), THE IMPACT OF ROLE STRESSORS AND PERSONAL RESOURCES ON THE STRESS EXPERIENCE OF PROFESSIONAL WOMEN. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 15: 419–430. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-6402.1991.tb00418.x
- Issue published online: 28 JUL 2006
- Article first published online: 28 JUL 2006
This study explored the contributions of role stressors and personal resources in predicting strain symptoms experienced by 117 professional women employed full-time in academia. Results of multiple regression analyses revealed that, while role stressors alone accounted for only a moderate amount of the variance in reported strain symptoms, 51 % of the variance was explained when both stressors and personal resources were combined. Womend, who experienced higher levels of personal control and social support as well as a greater number of roles occupied reported lower levels of strain symptoms. These results support the use of a transactional model of stress in future multiple role research.