The moderating effects of psychological flexibility on workload variability and its affective outcomes.

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The moderating effects of psychological flexibility on workload variability and its affective outcomes.

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dc.contributor.advisor Schell, Kraig
dc.contributor.author Mitchell, Michelle A.
dc.contributor.other Angelo State University. Department of Psychology, Sociology and Social Work.
dc.creator Mitchell, Michelle Ann
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T20:30:45Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T20:30:45Z
dc.date.issued 2011-05-09T20:30:45Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2346.1/14
dc.description.abstract A performance decrement is consistently observed when people shift from high to low workload in laboratory studies (Cumming & Croft, 1973; Goldberg & Stewart, 1980; Matthews, 1986; Cox-Fuenzalida, 2000). Two explanations are currently debated in the literature; however, the underlying mechanism perpetuating the decrement is still unknown. This study aimed to offer evidence for the limited resource explanation by looking at psychological flexibility, a construct that is reported to increase the availability of cognitive resources. It was hypothesized that psychological flexibility would predict above and beyond condition status on the dependent variables: performance post-shift, negative affect, and workload. Multiple hierarchical regressions were conducted to assess the hypotheses and the data did not support the hypotheses. Results are discussed as well as limitations and future directions for research. en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.subject psychological flexibility en
dc.subject workload en
dc.subject cognitive resources en
dc.subject.lcsh Employees
dc.subject.lcsh Workload
dc.subject.lcsh Psychological aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Research
dc.subject.lcsh Adaptability (Psychology)
dc.title The moderating effects of psychological flexibility on workload variability and its affective outcomes. en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.type.material text
dc.type.genre thesis
thesis.degree.level Masters
dc.contributor.committeeMember Cordell-McNulty, Kristi
dc.contributor.committeeMember Ashworth-King, Erin
dc.contributor.committeeMember Stenmark, Cheryl

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