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Dispositional and contextual resources as predictors of need for recovery




Gardner, Paige, author
Chen, Peter Y., advisor
Gibbons, Alyssa M., committee member
Henry, Kimberly L., committee member
Rosecrance, John, committee member

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The current study considered how dispositional and contextual resources relate to need for recovery across time. This study extends the need for recovery literature by integrating need for recovery, the concept of resources from Hobfoll’s Conservation of Resources theory, and models of personality and social support in the stress process. It was hypothesized that dispositional resources (conscientiousness, emotional stability, optimism, and self-esteem) as well as contextual resources (positive social support) would predict need for recovery at Time 1 and Time 2. These hypotheses were partially supported. Dispositional and contextual resources were negatively related to need for recovery at Time 1 but did not predict need for recovery at Time 2 while controlling for need for recovery at Time 1. These results suggest limited roles played by dispositional and contextual resources, at least for the variables studied in the present study, in reducing need for recovery. Implications and opportunities for future research are discussed.


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Job stress
Burn out (Psychology) --Treatment


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