The attribution-of-responsibility for occupational stress model in a Catholic education system: Organisational distancing.

Year: 1998

Author: McCormick, John

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

Previous research based upon the attribution-of-responsibility for stress model suggested that teachers in a large education system generally tend to attribute greater responsibility for their occupational stress to entities conceptually distant from self than to other, conceptually closer entities. This paper reports a study which tests the proposition that this conceptual distance, and hence the responsibility attributed, varies according to teachers' perceptions of how successful the entity is.